While most of Hollywood has had a week to mourn the loss Robin Williams, one of his late night TV friends wasn't so lucky.
David Letterman was not taping new episodes of his show last week when the news broke about Robin's suicide. So, it wasn't until last night's episode of The Late Show that David was finally able to publicly grieve and remember his friend.
The 67-year-old talk show host sat at his desk and just spoke about his first memories of Robin being a star from the start, and how Robin even got David a small role on Mork & Mindy before he was really famous.
The latter part of the clip featured a montage of highlights from the almost 50 times that David had interviewed Robin, and the two are laughing uncontrollably in every one.
David remembered his friend, saying:
The bad news just keeps on coming.
Robin Williams' suicide came as a surprise to all.
And what is making it all the much worse is hearing that his suicide might have been a rash and unplanned decision.
We're hearing a friend of Robin spoke to him the day before he was found dead. The two apparently had a lengthy discussion about many business matters, including several deals that were in the works.
Robin is said to have been "completely engaged in the conversation."
In fact, he was apparently asking many questions and behaving in a manner inconsistent with someone planning their suicide.
The confidante adds:
Even though Robin Williams was battling with his own inner issues, the star set all of his problems aside to fulfill the wishes of others.
Months before the comedian passed away, he recorded a short and sweet video for Vivian Waller.
The 21-year-old was diagnosed with lung, bowel, and liver cancer earlier this year and made a bucket list with five things on it, one of which was meet the Aladdin actor before she became too sick to do so.
Robin Williams’ family is getting ready to lay their loved one to rest, as people started arriving in Tiburon, CA in the middle of last week.
The private memorial is being planned by Robin’s widow Susan Schneider and will be in the Bay Area.
A source explained
We recently learned that Robin Williams was battling Parkinson’s disease, but that apparently isn’t the main thing that drove him to his tragic suicide.
According to a new report, it was the cancellation of his TV show The Crazy Ones. It lasted only one season before getting the axe and the actor saw it as a “personal failure.”
Williams reportedly told one person before the show started
Robin Williams' suicide left fans around the world scrambling for answers: why would such a kind-hearted, good-humored man choose this?
When the news of his Parkinson's diagnosis broke, many thought they had found the answer. But that's only part of the story.
According to those closest to him, the new disease and accompanying trials did impact Robin, "exacerbating" his fragile mental state.
And the medications he was taking to treat the Parkinson's kept him down a bit more than usual.
But sadly, sources close to the family want to point out