This post is sponsored by REELZ; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
With a career spanning 50 years, Robin Williams touched our hearts through his many characters which is why so many of us felt devastated when we learned of his passing just a year ago.
As a child of the 70s, I grew up watching re-runs of Mork and Mindy and throughout high school, college, and my young adult life, I watched countless films featuring Robin Williams. From the fast talking Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning, Vietnam who dazzled us with his many voices, beloved John Keating who inspired his students in Dead Poets Society, charming and hilarious cross dressing dad in Mrs. Doubtfire, brilliant mathematician in Good Will Hunting, voice of Aladdin’s Genie in the animated Disney film, The Birdcage’s flamboyant Armand Goldman, and wise Teddy Roosevelt in the Night of the Museum trilogy that my family adores, Robin Williams was always extraordinarily brilliant on the screen.
It was with a heavy heart that I watched the final Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, knowing there would be no more new movies with Robin Williams as he was Teddy Roosevelt one last time, gallantly astride his horse to come to the aid of Larry at the British Museum.
I’m sure that you have a whole list of favorite movies that Robin Williams has starred in or brought animated characters to life in thanks to his voice. I’m sure that the movies that he has starred in stir emotion in you as they do in me. I know you have favorite quotes from his time on TV and in films just like I do.
Isn’t it amazing how movies and their actors and actresses can have such an incredible effect on us and make us want to celebrate their lives and their work?
I invite you to join me and other fans of Robin Williams to celebrate his life and learn more about his death by joining REELZ Channel for the premiere of the Autopsy special on Saturday, August 8th at 10PM ET / 7PM PT. Visit Reelz.com to find out what channel Reelz is on via your cable provider.
I admit to not having seen Autopsy yet. I don’t care to know all the details surrounding his death, preferring to celebrate the life of a brilliant actor when I watch Autopsy tonight.
Knowing that Robin Williams was in a place where he felt that taking his own life as a solution is extremely troubling but I hope this reminds us to come to the assistance of friends in need when they seem to need our help, even if they don’t ask. Trust your instincts and remember that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available in English or Spanish, and 24/7 help is always available at 1 (800) 273-8255.