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Six-Word Tributes About Robin Williams


shutterstock_152762195 (1)There is no finer way to connect than through laughter and Robin Williams was a master at indulging this human delight. As people immediately reeled from the shock of his untimely death at age 63, reportedly a suicide, our community turned to Six-Word Memoirs to grapple with the unbelievable news and share their personal responses. Many quickly got to the heart of what made his death so shocking—that depression seemingly led to that point of no return.

It’s almost inconceivable that the man who delivered humor with such intensity, and who conveyed passion like no other, could not maintain that zest for life when he needed it most. But, as Sixer marymc was quick to tell us, “Depression doesn’t care who you are.”

The memoirs shared have expressed sorrow over his passing, gratitude for his legacy, and honor a man who touched us all. Here are a handful of the incredible Six-Word tributes to Robin Williams, many with touching backstories and comments. May he forever rest in peace.

And all of Ork silently mourns.” –Steve__Anthony 

Robin’s song became a sob. RIP.” –favepeep

Lights along the Hudson, dimmed again.” –Honesthead 

No genie could grant his wish.” –lillybrook

The world is less funny today.” –DukeRaider

Robin Williams was my Princess Di.” –JohnBigJohn

Oh captain, my captain, stay funny.” –notjustagirlintheworld 

Robin made us laugh, now cry.” –zsuzsa

Expired; stars glow for eons; still.” –MissUnderstood

My farewell: Robin was a genius.” –NumbrOneAunt

Dead Poets inspired me to teach.” –jrmiller 

Now Robin Williams joins the list…” –LetTheWolfin 

Fame’s difficult. Shame’s even more so.” –Contemplative

Cronauer said it, Williams owned it.” –steelponypoet

Laughter is universal. Depression is personal.” –Dawn Bernstein‏ (@dawnbe1229 via Twitter)

The vulnerability of genius is paper-thin.” –canadafreeze

And you will contribute a verse.” –Believe


  • DynamicDbytheC
    August 12, 2014

    His Spark of Madness Internally Combusted.

  • sandra
    August 14, 2014

    my six word story: For Robin Williams

    sad no one felt his heart..

    by: sandra orellana

  • nelly sidoti
    August 18, 2014

    Robin’s song brings smiles and tears.

  • Ron Geuduschek
    August 18, 2014

    Energy Taken To The Nth Level.

  • Leslie
    August 18, 2014

    The darkness within removed his light

  • Judi
    August 18, 2014

    Great talent, Great Loss!

  • MarjoSFO
    August 18, 2014

    Manic on talk shows-depressed within

  • LindaLouise Haines
    August 19, 2014

    Robin continues to touch our hearts.

  • David Logan
    August 19, 2014

    Here Today. Here Yesterday. Here Tomorrow.

  • KartaPurkh Khalsa
    August 20, 2014

    In great passion is great pain.

  • Mike Rozza
    August 22, 2014

    1. Belushi, Candy, Kinison, Pryor, Radner, . . . Williams.

    2. Eternity – a funnier place than here!

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