Comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his California home this morning. Suicide is being ruled as the explanation of his death. Williams was 63.
Williams had been battling depression recently and was in rehab in the past couple of years for cocaine addiction which he struggled with early in his career and has been struggling with again. Robin was also being treated for depression and was in a rehab center in Minnesota in June of this year.
The photo above was taken in the Lindstrom, Minnesota Dairy Queen where Robin, looking lanky and thin, was reportedly only visiting the Hazelden Treatment Center in Center City, Minnesota.
His wife Susan Schneider released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter:
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin‘s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions,”
Chris Rock posted "So Sad, so funny." after hearing of his passing.
Questlove and others took to Twitter to express their sadness of his loss.
Come in Mork....please?
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 11, 2014
RIP to my dear brother and friend Robin Williams. The world will miss the decades of laughter that you gave all of us.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) August 11, 2014
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) August 11, 2014
The actor played many favorite roles like Mork From Ork, "Popeye" and charitable work for Comedy Relief and other organizations.-DocFB
Diagnosis: "Mork Calling Orson, Come In Orson! Mork Calling Orson, Come In Orson!"
Not digging reporting this. At all. Paris Jackson was rushed to the hospital early this morning in what is being reported as a suicide attempt.
Update: Katherine Jackson's attorney is telling media outlets that "Paris is physically fine and is getting medical attention."
Update: The suicide attempt may have been made because the family was denying her to be able to see Marilyn Manson in concert this Thursday.
Update: Paris has tried attempting suicide before but this attempt was far more serious.-Jackson source to TMZ
Update: Debbie Rowe has confirmed the suicide attempt with ETONLINE.COM
The news comes from TMZ, who has contacts within the Jackson family.
In the 911 call it was reported as an overdose and that there was cutting on her on her wrist or wrists.
TMZ is also sourcing cryptic tweets last night but I really don't feel quoting the Beatles is a cryptic tweet, do you Harvey?
yesterday , all my troubles seemed so far awaynow it looks as though they're here to stay
— Paris Jacksoη (@ParisJackson) June 5, 2013
We will keep you updated on this story as it progresses.
The only thing we have right now is the Jackson contact is telling TMZ she is OK.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Speechless......Get well Paris.
Director Tony Scott took his own life at 68 years old by jumping off a bridge in San Pedro.
Scott directed "Top Gun", "Pelham123", "Unstoppable", "True Romance", "Crimson Tide" and produced the TV shows "Numb3rs" and "The Good Wife" along with countless other projects.
His brother is also a famous director, Ridley Scott.
Tony had a loving family, a beautiful wife, and to those looking in, a very blessed and wonderful life. Sometimes, the signs of suicide are not as clear and present as you think.
There were reports that Scott had inoperable brain cancer, which have been proven false and denied by the Scott family.
So, what made him take his own life? We may never know. Right now, it does not appear that Scott talked with his family or friends about being depressed or contemplating suicide. In 2010, 2 years to the day, he was filming in San Pedro, and wore the exact same clothes when he took his own life.
It is not like everyone talks about suicide who thinks it. Speaking from experience, I've had a tough year this past year. There were times when just to get to sleep because I had so much running through my head, I would only be able to convince myself to sleep by thinking I would pass away in my sleep and no longer have the problems I was going through. Some people knew I was going through a hard time, others did not. I didn't tell anyone about my thoughts. Perhaps Scott didn't as well.
I have fought through these feelings and although things are still bad, I still keep pushing to make things better.
I wish Scott and others could reach out and perhaps get help. Perhaps like me, he did not want to burden others with his troubles. Sometimes, the warning signs are not really there.
It could be a kid getting bullied at school or a 68 year old director who takes their own life. One is not sadder than the next. We are all humans. Others, however, lack human compassion. They lack the simple knowledge to LOVE one another and help one another. They look the other way. Some do get it. The thing is, as a society, we gravitate towards the negative. From message boards to who we respond to on Twitter. Most celebs react and respond to the negative feedback on Twitter instead of the positive. Since when was taking compliments a bad thing?
Tony Scott's life was a blessed one, regardless of how it ended. My only hope is that if others are contemplating suicide, they try to reach out. That is why I put in my thoughts on this into it. I want to live life and achieve more than I have and I do not want to give up until I do.
Hopefully, Tony's passing, and my message about suicide helps others. The body of work he has left will be enjoyed for lifetimes to come. The answer to why he took his own life however, may not.-DocFB
According to reports, Murdock was found in his car at 8:30 a.m. with a self-inflicted gun shot wound. He was transported to Tampa Hospital.
Murdock died around 2 hours later.
Murdock did not report to Titans training camp last week but was excused by head coach Mike Munchak for "personal reasons."
At this time, we do not know what his personal reasons were but we will update as soon as we know.
This follows after former NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide as well with a shot to his stomach, like Murdock, instead of his head.-DocFB
After learning of Don Cornelius's death by suicide we reached out to a few artists to comment on his passing. One of them was Lenny Kravitz.
Lenny had this to say about Don and he also tweeted it;
"Brother Don Cornelius. You made being black beautiful. May you rest in peace, love and soul."- Lenny
We are learning that the person who made the 911 call regarding Don Cornelius's apparent suicide was his own son. Don has two sons but it has not been released which one made the call.
The call was made shortly after 4 a.m. and no suicide note was left. We can only imagine the horror his son must have felt when discovering his body.
As we previously reported, Don was taken to a nearby hospital where he later was pronounced dead, so when his son found him, he was still alive.
Don Cornelius was 75 years old.-DocFB
Here are tweets from celebrities reacting to the passing of legend Don Cornelius.
It is with sadness and shock that we have learned that legend Don Cornelius, former host of "Soul Train" has been found dead. His death is being ruled a suicide.
He was found dead about 2 hours ago, 4 a.m. pacific time in his home in the San Fernando Valley of Sherman Oaks, California.
He died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Cornelius was 75 years old.
"Soul train" debuted on the air in 1971 and ran until 2006.
We are stunned by the news of Cornelius's passing.......-DocFB
49-year-old artist Al Rio was found dead in his home yesterday. The famous comic book artist took his own life by hanging himself.
Al Rio, was born Alvaro Araújo Lourenço do Rio on 05/19/62, and was raised in Fortaleza, in the northeast of Brazil. He became an animator for Disney in the 90's, working on the cartoon series "Aladdin" before he started working for Glasshouse Comics and then DC Comics.
He drew for Marvel, Vertigo Press, Dark Horse, Chaos! Comics, Avatar Press, Crossgen, Zenescope, Image, along with others. He would draw woman eroticly, even releasing a book entitled "How To Draw Girls" and did brilliant work on Batman, and Spider-man as well.
He was working on "Fever Moon" for Random House at the time of his death. He leaves behind a wife, Zilda, and 3 children, Renee, Adrialle, and Isabelle.
His funeral will take place today, Feb. 1st in on Cemitério São João Batista, in Fortaleza, Brazil.
We send our heartfelt prayers and love to his family and friends. To check out the brilliant artwork of Al Rio, please go here.
Al Rio, you will be missed.-DocFB