Norm Macdonald Just Told The Best Robin Williams Story

| by Alex Groberman

It is still too early to make any definitive statements about what caused Robin Williams to end his life in such tragic fashion, but his battle with depression is no secret. The Oscar winner admitted to abusing both cocaine and alcohol in the 1970s when he initially rose to prominence, and after 20 years of sobriety, he confessed to abusing alcohol again in 2003.

As recently as this past July, Williams spent time in an addiction treatment center hoping to get his demons under control.

Depression is extremely complex and not something that can be easily diagnosed or treated, but the one common characteristic that all people who battle depression have in common is that they tend to underestimate how much they mean to others. The feelings of inadequacy and sadness that permeate in their brains end up blinding them to the impact they have on those around them.

Numerous celebrities have spoken out over the past 24 hours regarding how Williams touched their lives, but one story in particular stuck out – comedian Norm Macdonald’s tale of meeting The Funniest Man On Earth.

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It's a shame that people like Williams, who are so detached from the folks they motivate and the lives they impact, will never truly know the mark they leave behind.