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Robin Williams dead at 63: Comedians take to Twitter to express their grief

Robin Williams dead at 63: Comedians take to Twitter to express their grief

By | August 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 5 comments

As news of Robin Williams' apparent suicide quickly spread online tonight, fellow comedians took to Twitter to express their deep sadness and to encourage us to treat depression seriously. Below is a selection of those tweets. Williams was 63. My mother committed suicide at...

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Robin Williams dead at 63, suicide confirmed

Robin Williams dead at 63, suicide confirmed

By | August 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm | No comments

Iconic comedian Robin Williams died today at the age of 63. Police suspect suicide. "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings," Williams' wife of nearly three years Susan Schneider said,...

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Comedian Rich Ceisler dies from rare Guillain-Barré syndrome

Comedian Rich Ceisler dies from rare Guillain-Barré syndrome

By | August 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm | One comment

Laughspin regrets to report that Boston comedian Rich Ceisler has passed away. Ceisler, a comedy veteran of over 30 years, fell ill last month while performing on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. He came down with the rare Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder that causes the...

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John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

John Pinette, celebrated comedian, dies at 50

By | April 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm | One comment

Celebrated stand-up comedian John Pinette was found dead today in his room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. He was 50. Pinette, who was famously overweight and who had suffered from liver and heart disease in recent years, died of natural causes, according to...

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Harold Ramis, writer behind Animal House and Ghostbusters, is dead at 69 (Video)

Harold Ramis, writer behind Animal House and Ghostbusters, is dead at 69 (Video)

By | February 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm | No comments

Harold Ramis, the brain behind such classic comedy films as Groundhog Day, Stripes and one of the most quoted comedies in history, Caddyshack, is dead at the age of 69. His wife, Erica Mann, confirmed Ramis died from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare...

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Groundbreaking comedian Sid Caesar dies at 91 (Videos)

Groundbreaking comedian Sid Caesar dies at 91 (Videos)

By | February 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Groundbreaking and iconic comedian Sid Caesar, who helped launch the careers of Carl Reiner, Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, has died at the age of 91. Caesar was one of the first comic voices to become a television star, as NBC premiered his variety show Your Show of Shows in...

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Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg dies at 68

Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg dies at 68

By | June 24, 2013 at 10:55 am | No comments

After a long battle with brain cancer, Gary David Goldberg, the Emmy-award winning creator of the iconic comedy series Family Ties, died this morning at the age of 68, two days before his birthday. In addition to Family Ties, which launched the career of Michael J. Fox, Goldberg...

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My Jonathan Winters Journey: A personal remembrance

My Jonathan Winters Journey: A personal remembrance

By | April 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm | 4 comments

As I got closer to turning 30, more and more I found myself trying to figure out who I am. I went to therapy, took part in Jewish events, attended comedy seminars and studied philosophy. I thought the answers were out there and perhaps lied in the wisdom of other people. I...

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Jonathan Winters dies at 87: Watch 10 of his funniest television moments (Videos)

Jonathan Winters dies at 87: Watch 10 of his funniest television moments (Videos)

By | April 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments

After six decades in the entertainment industry, Jonathan Winters, the lovable comedian and comic actor known for his ever-growing roster of zany television characters, has died at the age of 87. A family friend confirmed to the Associated Press that Winters passed away...

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