Robin Williams hangs himself. The whole world is shocked and saddened. Her whole world was shocked and saddened. Todd Bridges says it was a selfish act.
It is the ultimate selfish act. What leads to it is a deep, dark, horrifying, cloying depression. But succumbing means no one else matters enough. Isn't that the definition of selfish? Children, parents, siblings, spouses, loved ones, friends, acquaintances, fans, projects, life; left behind to suffer and mourn. To wonder why they weren't enough, why they couldn't stop the downward spiral.
She was 34 and it's been 34 years. Time heals all wounds. I'm still waiting.