For the past few weeks I’ve listened to Cee Lo Green’s song, “Robin Williams” and have been waiting for it to gain more popularity. However, I can’t think of a better time to post it with tomorrow being the one year anniversary of Robin Williams’ untimely death.
Whether it was Mrs. Doubtfire, Flubber, or Aladdin, I guarantee Robin Williams had you laughing. He is one of my favorite comedians. That’s why it was a shock when the news came out that Robin Williams took his own life. It was one less man in the world who could make us laugh. Cee Lo says it best. With Robin gone, “I’m afraid of not being able to laugh anymore.”
I applaud Cee Lo on his tribute to Robin Williams and other late comedians, like John Belushi and Richard Pryor. The song is produced by the one and only, Jon Bellion. So, if you catch yourself hearing a similar style and beats you know why. He also co-wrote the song with Cee Lo. The lyrics are respectfully written and raise awareness to a larger issue.
It only came out after these events that Robin Williams was dealing with severe depression. Like the chorus states, “We don’t know what the next man’s going through.” While we couldn’t help Robin in time, there are still millions of people dealing with depression and other mental health disorders. They feel alone, but astonishingly almost 1 out of 5 Americans have a mental health condition. I’d like to see us do what Robin Williams did best and make people happier, but more importantly, be there for each other. Just a simple hello might be enough to make someone’s day. I recommend taking four minutes from your day, closing your eyes, listening to the lyrics and paying respect to the late Robin Williams and anyone else you’ve lost that has made you laugh. RIP Robin.