José Fernández's tragic passing has affected so many people.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
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We just can't believe that the comedian has left the earth and by a suspected suicide, at that.
This, however, brings up the very important issue of mental health, something that Robin struggled with for much of his life.
'No clinical depression, no. No. I get bummed, like I think a lot of us do at certain times. You look at the world and go, 'Whoa.' Other moments you look and go, 'Oh, things are okay.”
Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.'
Ugh. That hits us right in the guts, to hear him speak like that about his struggle.
However, that wasn't all Robin said about his problems.
He also opened up to Diane Sawyer about his alcoholic struggles and the idea of suicide revealing how the urge for both came from the same place for himself.
'It's the same voice thought that … you're standing at a precipice and you look down, there's a voice and it's a little quiet voice that goes, 'Jump.' The same voice that goes, 'Just one.' … And the idea of just one for someone who has no tolerance for it, that's not the possibility."
At least his struggles with depression and alcoholism have come to an end and his suffering is finally over.
Rest in peace, Robin.