St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital releases statement on Robin Williams’ death

Robin Williams with St. Jude patient Darcy in 2013. (Photo: Stjude.org)

Robin Williams with St. Jude patient Darcy in 2013. (Photo: Stjude.org)

Robin Williams was very active with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping raise awareness about the need for money for pediatric cancer research.

St. Jude released a statement Monday following the beloved actor’s death:

“Today the world lost an iconic man and entertainer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital lost an incredible friend and supporter. We send our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Robin Williams.

Mr. Williams generously gave his time to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude and for our patients battling childhood cancer. His humor brought bright smiles and laughter to our patients and families and his generosity deeply touched the hearts of all who knew him. He and his family remain in our thoughts and prayers.”

6 comments

  • Country Boy

    Suicide is the epitome of a self-centered mindset. A person blessed beyond a typical person’s imagination thrown away in an act of pure self indulgence. I am sorry for everyone touched by him and left to deal with the loss and hypocrisy of his life. What a cowardly and permanent thing to do. I will always look at him in that way and will probably never intentionally watch any movie or show in which he is featured. My condolences to his family he left behind, they will never be the same and I speak from experience being a suicide survivor and a survivor of suicide. I wonder what ramifications he is faced with now on the other side of life.

    • Anthony

      God I wish I could defend him, to yell at you, disparage you and tell you you’re wrong. But I can’t. Robin Williams was a hero of mine, but I agree with you, dammit. Not from a religous standpoint, just as you said. It was selfish. Mind you, I think we can all be selfish, sometimes. I hope his family can forgive him.

  • Nuclear Mike

    St. Judes…one of the truly worthy causes that one man, Danny Thomas, made into a reality to save so many children’s lives from cancer…what a wonderful healing place the Thomas Family made possible in Memphis.

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