Upon learning of Robin’s death today, I am more grateful than ever that I had the opportunity to meet him on the set of The Crazy Ones. Though Robin had been filming all day, he was the first actor on the set to come over and say hello to me and my friends where we waited. He was quiet, clearly tired , but there was a happy smile on his face that people wanted to acknowledge him. I shook his hand and thanked him for affecting my life and childhood so much. He also took a picture with my sister and signed a friend’s Hook DVD.
A little while later, while I was meeting Sarah Michelle Gellar, I made a joke about how she made me feel tall. Behind me, I could hear Robin bark out a laugh. It’s a memory I’ll hold even more dearly in my heart now.
RIP Robin. You were the best and you are missed.
I started out just feeling so sad and an hour later I’m crying in public. I saw him at the Universal Amphitheater in LA in the 70’s (80s?) with John Sebastian and our seats were stage left on section away and he bounced all over: the stage, in the audience, and just a few rows before us. He was a blast. Sadly he had too much pain inside. Did he not believe how much he was loved? Did he not think he was worth it? Were his addictions so over powering that he couldn’t take the emotional pain any longer?
I regret now not taking a photo with Robin, but just being in his presence and getting the opportunity to talk to him meant the world to me then and now.