I absolutely see the similarities between him and Jim Carrey.
I saw part of the press conference today an it seems he hung himself. The police officer seemed to be almost hinting that he may have left a note...I missed some of that. But, then he said that the media will be informed "if" he left a note.
I think he was one of the best comedic actors ever.
Does anyone find it interesting that the media refers to him as suffering from depression, but also often uses the word "manic" when referring to his comedic style? I go to a website called psychcentral and they are saying he suffered from Bipolar illness plain and simple. Perhaps he wasn't BiPolar (BP)? Didn't want to be known as having BiPolar (BP)? Does anyone get a "feel" for this?
Well, I do hope that this will bring more awareness to the needs/challenges of the mentally ill in general. I do think that there is a very good chance it will.