Not just because he is an acting legend; but because he ended his own life.
Then I became aware of a light in the sadness. People are realizing that depression is serious.
I have struggled with depression for years. I have tried to end my own life, and have a scar. What ended that for me was my Papa he looked at me with tears in his eyes, and said "don't I love you enough?" I promised then and there that I wouldn't try again, and I haven't. Not that depression is a thing of my past, but that promise has gotten me through many rough times.
For many years I have been afraid to admit to myself or anyone that what I felt was depression/anxiety. I knew what the world thought of depression, I have seen it myself. I was afraid to be labeled crazy. In reality I only started admitting to this a few years ago.. I have depression, but it does NOT have me. Once I decided to own my depression, it lost it's power over me. I started sharing more and more about how the Lord has given me the power to be free.
Shame kept me from getting help. I was embarrassed of what I thought was weakness. I was afraid that people would think that I didn't have enough faith. But NONE of these are true.
YOU ARE STRONG, You ARE BRAVE, YOU HAVE VALUE
Remind yourself of this, and remind others too!