Robin Williams

21 July 1951 - 11 August 2014

The announcement that Robin Williams had been found dead at his home – suicide by hanging – was a shock to all those who knew him at a distance and a loss beyond compare to those who loved him. In the days following his death, it emerged that he was suffering from depression, was on the verge of bankruptcy and had been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Thus, we do not have to look very far for the reasons this brilliant man took his own life.

Israel Robin Williams 21 Jul 1951, 14hrs 34, San Francisco, CA click to enlarge

According to Robin Williams’ birth certificate, he was born at 1: 34 in the afternoon of 21 July, 1951 in Chicago. However, there was a state law in existence at the time which stated that all b...

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