Obama Responds To Robin Williams' Death: 'He Was One Of A Kind'

President Barack Obama expressed his condolences on Monday to the family and friends of comic and actor Robin Williams, who died in an apparent suicide earlier that day.

Williams, 63, was found dead around noon on Monday at his home in Tiburon, California.



The president commemorated Williams for his "immeasurable talent" in the statement:

"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams."



Here is a basic list of resources/hotlines that you can call if you are feeling suicidal, or are worried about someone who is.
United States: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)
United States (en Espanol): 1-800-SUICIDA
United States-veterans 1-800-273-8255, Veterans Press 1
Europe Wide: 116 123 (free from any number)
Australia: 13 11 14
Belgium: 02 649 95 55
Brasil: 141
Canada: Numbers vary by region.
Deutschland: 0800 1110 111
Denmark: 70 20 12 01, www.livslinien.dk or Skrivdet.dk
France: 01 40 09 15 22
Greece: 1018 or 801 801 99 99
Iceland: 1717
India: 91-44-2464005 0 or 022-27546669
Ireland: ROI - local rate: 1850 60 90 90 ROI - minicom: 1850 60 90 91
Israel: 1201
Italia: 800 86 00 22
Malta: 179
Japan 03-3264-4343
Netherlands: 0900 1130113
New Zealand: 0800 543 354
Nippon: 3 5286 9090
Norway: 815 33 300
Osterreich: 116 123
Serbia: 0800 300 303 or 021 6623 393; Online chat: http://www.centarsrce.org/index.php/kontakt
South Africa: LifeLine 0861 322 322; Suicide Crisis Line 0800 567 567
Sverige: 020 22 00 60
Switzerland: 143
UK: 08457 90 90 90 or text 07725909090 or email jo@samaritans.org
Uruguay: 7pm to 11 pm – Landlines 0800 84 83 (FREE) 2400 84 83 24/7 – Cell phone lines 095 738 483 *8483
*Useful Websites * Dutch - www.113online.nl
Greece - http://www.suicide-help.gr/
International - http://www.befrienders.org/index.asp
Spain - http://www.telefonodelaesperanza.org/
United States - http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html
Uruguay - www.ultimorecurso.com/uy

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I'm just shocked by all this. It's heartbreaking. I feel like I lost a childhood friend