This is un-fuckin'-real. Suicide?!? Who knew he was suffering from severe depression, as the news is reporting.
We've all probably seen jillions of his movies, TV shows and standup comedy performances. I wouldn't even know where to begin. The Happy Days episode where he first appeared as Mork — Mork and Mindy was a spinoff from that episode — was as funny and zany as anything he ever did. Not long after that I saw an HBO presentation of his standup act. In addition to being gut-bustingly hilarious, he had so many rapid-fire one-liners and voices and imitations, he sounded like a one man Firesign Theater.
And he was as versatile as anyone. I think Moscow on the Hudson was his first non-comedy film (unless Dead Poets Society came first). And he played a great villain in Insomnia.
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