Under Our Skin | David Katz, M.D.

August 12, 2014 3:52 PM

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I was shocked and deeply saddened when my daughter, who happened to be checking her phone about something else and stumbled onto a tweet, announced at the dinner table last night that Robin Williams had died of an apparent suicide. My wife and I and the three of our children home at the time all pretty much gasped audibly in unison, and then for a moment after, you could have heard a pin drop.

For a bit after that, we talked about our shock and sorrow. And then after that, we talked about all the joy Robin Williams had brought us over the years. For our kids, that came via his more recent and/or indelible performances, such as Mrs. Doubtfire, and Good Will Hunting. For my wife and me, it ...

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