( Las Vegas, NV ) – The tragic death of Robin Williams appears to be topic number one in the Entertainment Capital Of The World.
Locals and tourists say they were shocked to hear the news of his death…especially learning it was an apparent suicide.
They say it’s easy to forget that comedians also struggle with problems like depression. Local taxi driver Michael Gonzales reflected on his favorite Robin Williams movie. He said rather than the smash comedy hits like Aladdin or Mrs Doubtfire, he’s more fond of the eclectic World According To Garp.
Williams did perform in Las Vegas, including at Andre Aagassi’s “Grand Slam For Kids” at the MGM back in 2004 and 2005. Speaking for his wife, Steffi, Agassi tweeted: Stefanie & I are saddened at the loss of our friend #RobinWilliams. Today the world has lost a beautiful soul.
Also on Twitter, Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond wrote: A sad day for the world losing a great entertainer and person! Sending many prayers to Robins Williams family during this difficult time.
Williams also spoke more than once with Las Vegas Review Journal columnist Doug Elfman, who writes in Tuesday’s paper: Robin Williams was always looking for the punchline in a comically tragic world.