There are few standout people who manage to make an impression on everyone that crosses their path. Robin Williams was one of those people. His variance from a subtle, sensitive and genuine person to a crazy and explosive comedian warmed and entertained hearts around the world. We have lost a very unique human being this week, which is clear by the outpour on social media; his influence is truly ubiquitous.
TIME has touched on the challenges of depression and the recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s in their story: Robin Williams’ Parkinson’s: The Link Between the Chronic Disease and Depression. It ends with the important and notable words from Williams’ wife:
“It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that other will find the strength to see the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.”