He was like a wave when he breezed through classrooms at Josephs, with his panache and charisma and his disdain for the norm and ritual. He peddled jokes and poetry with equal finesse. He exuded warmth, cheer and style. He was extremely intelligent with an at-your-face wit. His energies knew no bounds.
What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.
– Patch Adams (in the movie) played by Robin Williams
Robin Williams, a brilliant actor who pulled off comic roles so naturally in Hollywood
movies committed suicide earlier today. One of his better known movies, Mrs. Doubtfire for example, is known in our parts for its adaptation by Kamal Hassan in the Tamil movie Avvai Shanmughi or re-made in Hindi as Chachi 420. Continue reading