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I keep expecting it to be a joke. A horrible, horrible joke that he’s decided to pull on all of us, just to see if we really miss him. When I first heard the news, I was at my friend’s house. Her little sister was looking at her phone and she asked, “Who’s Robin Williams,” to which I groaned and face-planted on the couch. She followed up by saying, “‘Cause he died.” I looked up and said, “what.” I rushed over to her spot on the couch, grabbed her phone, and saw a post from one of her friends that said, “RIP Robin Williams. You’ll be missed.” I couldn’t handle it. I screamed and collapsed on the floor and just cried. Body-racking sobs continued to escape me, even after my friend joined me on the floor to console me. I couldn’t believe that he had died. The family even looked it up online to see if it was true. When I heard it was, i just cried even harder. I kept seeing his face and hearing his voice saying, “come on honey, Get up. Don’t cry over me, its not worth it.” Eventually, I got up off the floor and planted myself on the couch. I went to bed that night feeling empty. I woke up the next morning and checked my phone. I saw a facebook post about what the Academy had tweeted, saying “Genie, You’re free.” That nearly sent me back into a crying fit, but then I remembered his voice talking to me the day before and I realized, he wouldn’t want me to cry over him. He would want me to be happy because now, he really is free. He has moved on past the harm that cancer and a stroke has caused him. He has moved past the depression that has been destroying him for decades. He has gone on to bigger and better things and we should be celebrating his final escape into freedom. We love you Robin, and you will be missed, but enjoy your freedom sweetheart. Never give it up again.