Sometimes we look at Celebrities as being larger than life. Many are deemed Royalty, and whether it is on the screen or the stage, nothing seems to get in the way of their success. We tend to forget they are people just like we are. They have their trials in life. their emotions are not any different than any one else. They love, they laugh, they cry, they live .... and like we have found out this week, they die.
On August 11th we lost a tremendous Man. Not only was he a huge success as an actor and comedian, but an incredible humanitarian as well. Loosing someone through natural causes is difficult enough ... suicide amps the loss to another level. Seems harder to believe. Harder to understand and comprehend. Robin Williams captured the hearts of probably everyone in one form or another, in a multitude of age groups. He was literally adored. As a friend of mine stated, "he was different". And as his wife stated, "remember him by his life, not his death", and remember we all will. At 63, he was way to young to leave this earth, but Heaven all the richer to have him.
And then while I was on Facebook earlier this evening, I saw that Lauren Bacall passed away today at the age of 89 of a massive stroke. I like to think she is now, finally, back with the man she was so perfect with in life. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall together at last. I loved the sound of her voice! She was a class act. A beauty .... who didn't even see herself as such, and in my minds eye, that made her even more beautiful. Her most famous line came in the movie "To Have and Have Not": "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together ... and blow."
Rest in Peace you two! You will be sorely missed