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Robin Williams death was a big shock to the world because he was honest when it came to his comedy and he was a man of many talents that could be enjoyed by all ages. He was so relatable that when he was on stage he could affect everyone and anyone. He would never hid anything from his fans and would always do his preforming for his fans not for himself.

I. Robin Williams was a typical 25 year old who went to college at Juilliard and dropped out to start his comedy career
a. Began his stand up comedy career in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid 1970’s. His first performance took place at the Holy City Zoo, a comedy club in San Francisco, where he worked his way up from tending bar to getting on stage.( Stand-Up comedy page 4)
b. He moved to Los Angeles and continued doing stand-up comedy at various clubs including the Comedy
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He was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson 's disease which was in formation he was “ not yet ready to share publicly.” An autopsy revealed that Williams had been suffering from Lewy body dementia, which had been mis diagnosed as Parkinson 's. According to Schneider, “ Robin was losing his mind and he was aware of it…He kept saying ‘ I just want to reboot my brain.’” ( death, page 5)
c. After his friend John Belushi died he had severe depression that they thought had factored in his suicide. When people found out they went to all the places he had filmed and left tributes and flowers. He was someone that we thought would never be the kind of person to commit suicide. (page 9 and 11)
d. Robin Williams had a deeply suffering part of him and he chose to end his life. This leaves a lingering question: If Robin Williams, who appeared to be the master of summoning joy, why couldn 't he find some element of joy worth remaining alive. We may never knew what his demons truly were but he always but on a grave face for us until he couldn 't anymore.( Feiles, page 2&3)
IV. He had a lot of personal problems and he never hid that from his fans
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