A great comedian with a TRAGIC life

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A great comedian with a TRAGIC life

As much as science has improved over the years, the human mind is still a huge mystery for us. It doesn’t matter what social class you are in, it doesn’t matter if you don’t have any money. It doesn’t matter if you have everything one could ever wish for. The human mind is treacherous; it can betray you whenever it wishes to and make you sink, surrounded by darkness and making you doubt everything you ever believed to be true.

Some people say you can never know what is going on in another person’s mind, even when you might think their actions make their feelings evident. That’s exactly my opinion on Robin William’s death, which has struck so many people, not just friends and family, but also fans that couldn’t believe their idol was gone. Robin suffered from both depression and Parkinson disease shortly before he died. He had been suffering from alcoholism too, and he had always been open to the public about it.

There’s no denying his life was probably not very easy or joyful, but that doesn’t make it any less tragic to think about. After all, he was only sixty three years old and was beloved not only by his wife and his three children, but by a whole nation.

He committed suicide last August, the 11th to be precise. He did so by hanging himself using a belt. He was found by one of his best friends and his personal assistant, who rang the hospital, but there was nothing that could be done.

Who knows how he felt that day? Who knows how he had been feeling for months, or even years on? I’m afraid those secrets are buried deep with him, and the only thing we can know for sure is, as invincible and great as we might feel right now, life is fickle and, like he once said, Òyou’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose itÓ.

By Nagore Brito Montero (14)

IES Schamann Las Palmas.