They should change the name of the show to AWKWARD! With Kelly and Michael!
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There's so much we all don't know about Robin Williams.
Suicide is such a tragic thing and so hard to understand.
But we're starting to see that there may have been so much going on in Robin's life that affected his decision to commit suicide.
While there very well may be mental health issues that he struggled with, it seems he may have also been overwhelmed by financial and career issues.
We all know his CBS TV show, The Crazy Ones, was canceled after its first season this last year, but that's not all that might've played a role in depression.
It seems that he was struggling with money after two pricey divorces over the years. He'd reportedly paid out $30 million to his ex-wives.
On top of that, his Napa estate was put up for sale earlier this year with the price tag of $29.9 million, although it's apparently still on the market at this time.
In the past, he's spoken out about taking movie roles just for the money, which all makes sense when details about his financial situation come out.
He once said:
"Sometimes you have to make a movie to make money…You know what you're getting into, totally. You know they're going to make it goofy. And that's OK."
Worse than that, Robin apparently slipped into depression when his career took a turn for the worst:
"Robin slipped into a deep depression. He felt embarrassed and humiliated that the show had been a failure. It was very hard for Robin to accept. Here he was in his sixties, and forced to take a role on television for the money. It’s just not where he thought he would be at this point in his life … Doing sequels was never Robin’s thing, and he wasn’t that excited at having to reprise the role of Mrs. Doubtfire, which was scheduled to start filming later this year."
We hate to hear that he wasn't always doing the movies he wanted, but we always loved him in them all.
And while it might not have changed what ultimately happened to Robin, we wish he would've experienced the career and financial success he deserved later in his career.
We just hope he is now at peace.
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