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Oh Captain! My Captain: Goodbye Robin Williams

Carpe diem, seize the day, make your lives extraordinary 

I’m trying to find the words to write to do justice to someone who has been in my film loving life for as long as I can remember. I can’t even remember the first time I saw him just that he’s always been there, making me laugh and cry.

The manic highs and lows meant for an erratic life but a brilliant career, would he have been able to act such a great range of emotional depth if it wasn’t for his lifelong struggles with addiction and depression? Would his star have burned so bright? Probably not.

His filmography, nominations and awards speak for themselves, but for me he will always be John Keating, whispering Carpe Diem, a phrase I first heard when I watched Dead Poets Society around age 12, and for the first time that I can remember cried my eyes out at the end of a film.

So I’ll leave you with this.

and for more profound words, direct you over to Empire.