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  • THE CHAMBER AND THANK YOU ALL

  • THE CHAMBER AND THANK YOU ALL

  • THE CHAMBER AND THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING.

  • FOR COMING.

  • FOR COMING. >> I'M JOINED LIVE ON THE

  • >> I'M JOINED LIVE ON THE

  • >> I'M JOINED LIVE ON THE TELEPHONE BY THE HOST OF "INSIDE

  • TELEPHONE BY THE HOST OF "INSIDE

  • TELEPHONE BY THE HOST OF "INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO," JAMES

  • THE ACTOR'S STUDIO," JAMES

  • THE ACTOR'S STUDIO," JAMES LIPTON.

  • LIPTON.

  • LIPTON. I'M NOT SURE IF YOU WERE ABLE TO

  • I'M NOT SURE IF YOU WERE ABLE TO

  • I'M NOT SURE IF YOU WERE ABLE TO HEAR THAT COMMEMORATION.

  • HEAR THAT COMMEMORATION.

  • HEAR THAT COMMEMORATION. I'VE SEEN YOU INTERVIEW ROBIN

  • I'VE SEEN YOU INTERVIEW ROBIN

  • I'VE SEEN YOU INTERVIEW ROBIN WILLIAMS.

  • WILLIAMS.

  • WILLIAMS. AND I THINK YOU HAVE SOME

  • AND I THINK YOU HAVE SOME

  • AND I THINK YOU HAVE SOME REMARKABLE INSIGHT INTO THE KIND

  • REMARKABLE INSIGHT INTO THE KIND

  • REMARKABLE INSIGHT INTO THE KIND OF TALENT WE'VE ALL JUST LOST.

  • OF TALENT WE'VE ALL JUST LOST.

  • OF TALENT WE'VE ALL JUST LOST. NO MATTER WHO I SPEAK TO, NO

  • NO MATTER WHO I SPEAK TO, NO

  • NO MATTER WHO I SPEAK TO, NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE I

  • MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE I

  • MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE I OVERHERE TALKING ABOUT THIS

  • OVERHERE TALKING ABOUT THIS

  • OVERHERE TALKING ABOUT THIS NEWS, EVERYONE SEEMS TO FEEL THE

  • NEWS, EVERYONE SEEMS TO FEEL THE

  • NEWS, EVERYONE SEEMS TO FEEL THE SAME WAY NO MATTER HOW OLD THEY

  • SAME WAY NO MATTER HOW OLD THEY

  • SAME WAY NO MATTER HOW OLD THEY ARE, NO MATTER HOW YOUNG THEY

  • ARE, NO MATTER HOW YOUNG THEY

  • ARE, NO MATTER HOW YOUNG THEY ARE.

  • ARE.

  • ARE. NO MATTER THEIR DEMOGRAPHIC.

  • NO MATTER THEIR DEMOGRAPHIC.

  • NO MATTER THEIR DEMOGRAPHIC. EVERYONE FEELS LIKE WE'VE BEEN

  • EVERYONE FEELS LIKE WE'VE BEEN

  • EVERYONE FEELS LIKE WE'VE BEEN ROBBED.

  • ROBBED.

  • ROBBED. >> WE HAVE.

  • >> WE HAVE.

  • >> WE HAVE. SOMEONE HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM

  • SOMEONE HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM

  • SOMEONE HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM US.

  • US.

  • US. IT'S ALWAYS A TRAGEDY WHEN

  • IT'S ALWAYS A TRAGEDY WHEN

  • IT'S ALWAYS A TRAGEDY WHEN SOMEONE GOES AND WHEN WE FEEL A

  • SOMEONE GOES AND WHEN WE FEEL A

  • SOMEONE GOES AND WHEN WE FEEL A SENSE OF LOSS.

  • SENSE OF LOSS.

  • SENSE OF LOSS. THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE WHO ARE

  • THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE WHO ARE

  • THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE WHO ARE SO EXCEPTIONAL, WHO HAVE GIVEN

  • SO EXCEPTIONAL, WHO HAVE GIVEN

  • SO EXCEPTIONAL, WHO HAVE GIVEN US SO MUCH, SO GENEROUSLY, OF

  • US SO MUCH, SO GENEROUSLY, OF

  • US SO MUCH, SO GENEROUSLY, OF THEMSELVES, THAT WE FEEL

  • THEMSELVES, THAT WE FEEL

  • THEMSELVES, THAT WE FEEL SOMETHING WHICH IS BEYOND A

  • SOMETHING WHICH IS BEYOND A

  • SOMETHING WHICH IS BEYOND A SENSE OF LOSS.

  • SENSE OF LOSS.

  • SENSE OF LOSS. BEYOND A -- BEYOND EVEN THE

  • BEYOND A -- BEYOND EVEN THE

  • BEYOND A -- BEYOND EVEN THE TRAGEDY OF THE MOMENT.

  • TRAGEDY OF THE MOMENT.

  • TRAGEDY OF THE MOMENT. WE HAVE LOST A PART OF

  • WE HAVE LOST A PART OF

  • WE HAVE LOST A PART OF OURSELVES, WHICH IS WHAT HE

  • OURSELVES, WHICH IS WHAT HE

  • OURSELVES, WHICH IS WHAT HE BECAME.

  • BECAME.

  • BECAME. GREAT ACTORS REACH INSIDE

  • GREAT ACTORS REACH INSIDE

  • GREAT ACTORS REACH INSIDE THEMSELVES AND THEY TAKE OUT

  • THEMSELVES AND THEY TAKE OUT

  • THEMSELVES AND THEY TAKE OUT SOMETHING WHICH IS SO PERSONAL,

  • SOMETHING WHICH IS SO PERSONAL,

  • SOMETHING WHICH IS SO PERSONAL, SO REAL, SO AUTHENTIC, SO DEEPLY

  • SO REAL, SO AUTHENTIC, SO DEEPLY

  • SO REAL, SO AUTHENTIC, SO DEEPLY FELT, THAT IT LEAPS OFF THE

  • FELT, THAT IT LEAPS OFF THE

  • FELT, THAT IT LEAPS OFF THE SCREEN OR OFF THE STAKE AND WE

  • SCREEN OR OFF THE STAKE AND WE

  • SCREEN OR OFF THE STAKE AND WE FEEL IT TOO.

  • FEEL IT TOO.

  • FEEL IT TOO. PEOPLE SPEAK OF KNOWING HIM.

  • PEOPLE SPEAK OF KNOWING HIM.

  • PEOPLE SPEAK OF KNOWING HIM. WITH ROBIN, YOU SOMEHOW FELT

  • WITH ROBIN, YOU SOMEHOW FELT

  • WITH ROBIN, YOU SOMEHOW FELT HIM.

  • HIM.

  • HIM. YOU FELT HIM.

  • YOU FELT HIM.

  • YOU FELT HIM. HE WAS THERE FOR YOU IN A WAY

  • HE WAS THERE FOR YOU IN A WAY

  • HE WAS THERE FOR YOU IN A WAY THAT NO ONE ELSE WAS.

  • THAT NO ONE ELSE WAS.

  • THAT NO ONE ELSE WAS. NOT A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY, NOT

  • NOT A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY, NOT

  • NOT A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY, NOT A LOVED ONE, NOT A GREAT STAR OR

  • A LOVED ONE, NOT A GREAT STAR OR

  • A LOVED ONE, NOT A GREAT STAR OR A GREAT ICON.

  • A GREAT ICON.

  • A GREAT ICON. HE WAS A PART -- HE BECAME A

  • HE WAS A PART -- HE BECAME A

  • HE WAS A PART -- HE BECAME A PART OF YOU.

  • PART OF YOU.

  • PART OF YOU. BECAUSE OF THE AUTHENTICITY OF

  • BECAUSE OF THE AUTHENTICITY OF

  • BECAUSE OF THE AUTHENTICITY OF HIS WORK.

  • HIS WORK.

  • HIS WORK. BOTH AS A COMEDIAN AND AS AN

  • BOTH AS A COMEDIAN AND AS AN

  • BOTH AS A COMEDIAN AND AS AN ACTOR.

  • ACTOR.

  • ACTOR. OTHER PEOPLE HAVE MADE THAT LEAP

  • OTHER PEOPLE HAVE MADE THAT LEAP

  • OTHER PEOPLE HAVE MADE THAT LEAP FROM ONE TO THE OTHER, BUT HE

  • FROM ONE TO THE OTHER, BUT HE

  • FROM ONE TO THE OTHER, BUT HE DID IT WITH SUCH --

  • DID IT WITH SUCH --

  • DID IT WITH SUCH -- >> AND YOU KNOW, JAMES, THE ONE

  • >> AND YOU KNOW, JAMES, THE ONE

  • >> AND YOU KNOW, JAMES, THE ONE THING I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

  • THING I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

  • THING I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO WRAP THEIR HEADS

  • ARE TRYING TO WRAP THEIR HEADS

  • ARE TRYING TO WRAP THEIR HEADS AROUND, THERE ARE SOME

  • AROUND, THERE ARE SOME

  • AROUND, THERE ARE SOME CELEBRITIES WHO ARE ON A PATH OF

  • CELEBRITIES WHO ARE ON A PATH OF

  • CELEBRITIES WHO ARE ON A PATH OF DESTRUCTION, WHERE, YOU KNOW,

  • DESTRUCTION, WHERE, YOU KNOW,

  • DESTRUCTION, WHERE, YOU KNOW, NEWS OF ANY KIND OF CRISIS MIGHT

  • NEWS OF ANY KIND OF CRISIS MIGHT

  • NEWS OF ANY KIND OF CRISIS MIGHT NOT COME AS A SURPRISE, BUT WITH

  • NOT COME AS A SURPRISE, BUT WITH

  • NOT COME AS A SURPRISE, BUT WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS, IT WAS NO SECRET

  • ROBIN WILLIAMS, IT WAS NO SECRET

  • ROBIN WILLIAMS, IT WAS NO SECRET HE HAD HIS ILLNESSES, BUT HE

  • HE HAD HIS ILLNESSES, BUT HE

  • HE HAD HIS ILLNESSES, BUT HE SEEMED TO BE SO CANDID AND SO

  • SEEMED TO BE SO CANDID AND SO

  • SEEMED TO BE SO CANDID AND SO METHODICAL ABOUT TREATING THEM.

  • METHODICAL ABOUT TREATING THEM.

  • METHODICAL ABOUT TREATING THEM. ALMOST AS IF TO SUGGEST WE WERE

  • ALMOST AS IF TO SUGGEST WE WERE

  • ALMOST AS IF TO SUGGEST WE WERE ALL SAFE, THAT HE WAS GOING TO

  • ALL SAFE, THAT HE WAS GOING TO

  • ALL SAFE, THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE OKAY.

  • BE OKAY.

  • BE OKAY. >> YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID TO ME

  • >> YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID TO ME

  • >> YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID TO ME ON MY SHOW, WE WERE TALKING

  • ON MY SHOW, WE WERE TALKING

  • ON MY SHOW, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HIS DRUG PROBLEM.

  • ABOUT HIS DRUG PROBLEM.

  • ABOUT HIS DRUG PROBLEM. HE HAD BEEN VERY OPEN AND FRANK

  • HE HAD BEEN VERY OPEN AND FRANK

  • HE HAD BEEN VERY OPEN AND FRANK ABOUT IT ON "INSIDE THE ACTORS

  • ABOUT IT ON "INSIDE THE ACTORS

  • ABOUT IT ON "INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO."

  • STUDIO."

  • STUDIO." AND WHEN I ASKED HIP ABM ABOUT

  • AND WHEN I ASKED HIP ABM ABOUT

  • AND WHEN I ASKED HIP ABM ABOUT HE SAID, FOR ME, THE GREATEST

  • HE SAID, FOR ME, THE GREATEST

  • HE SAID, FOR ME, THE GREATEST DRUG OF ALL IS CREATION.

  • DRUG OF ALL IS CREATION.

  • DRUG OF ALL IS CREATION. BECAUSE YOU CAN CREATE.

  • BECAUSE YOU CAN CREATE.

  • BECAUSE YOU CAN CREATE. YOU GET THE SAKE KICK.

  • YOU GET THE SAKE KICK.

  • YOU GET THE SAKE KICK. BECAUS

  • BECAUS

  • BECAUS EVOLUTIONARYWISE, YOUR BRAIN

  • EVOLUTIONARYWISE, YOUR BRAIN

  • EVOLUTIONARYWISE, YOUR BRAIN GIVES YOU FEEDBACK WHEN YOU

  • GIVES YOU FEEDBACK WHEN YOU

  • GIVES YOU FEEDBACK WHEN YOU CREATE, YOU GET A LITTLE

  • CREATE, YOU GET A LITTLE

  • CREATE, YOU GET A LITTLE ENDORPHIN BUZZ.

  • ENDORPHIN BUZZ.

  • ENDORPHIN BUZZ. HE SPOKE ABOUT HOW HE HAD

  • HE SPOKE ABOUT HOW HE HAD

  • HE SPOKE ABOUT HOW HE HAD CONQUERED HIS DEMONS.

  • CONQUERED HIS DEMONS.

  • CONQUERED HIS DEMONS. AND HE SAID IT WAS GREAT TO

  • AND HE SAID IT WAS GREAT TO

  • AND HE SAID IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE -- UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WAS

  • HAVE -- UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WAS

  • HAVE -- UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WAS STILL WITHIN HIM A TORMENT THAT

  • STILL WITHIN HIM A TORMENT THAT

  • STILL WITHIN HIM A TORMENT THAT HE KEPT FROM US.

  • HE KEPT FROM US.

  • HE KEPT FROM US. ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS HE

  • ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS HE

  • ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS HE GAVE US I THINK WAS TO SPARE US

  • GAVE US I THINK WAS TO SPARE US

  • GAVE US I THINK WAS TO SPARE US HIS SUFFERING AND TO GIVE US HIS

  • HIS SUFFERING AND TO GIVE US HIS

  • HIS SUFFERING AND TO GIVE US HIS JOY.

  • JOY.

  • JOY. THAT TAKES A LOT OUT OF YOU WHEN

  • THAT TAKES A LOT OUT OF YOU WHEN

  • THAT TAKES A LOT OUT OF YOU WHEN YOU DO THAT.

  • YOU DO THAT.

  • YOU DO THAT. >> I'LL BET.

  • >> I'LL BET.

  • >> I'LL BET. >> YOU ARE BOTTLING UP, KEEPING

  • >> YOU ARE BOTTLING UP, KEEPING

  • >> YOU ARE BOTTLING UP, KEEPING THINGS INSIDE YOURSELF, IN ORDER

  • THINGS INSIDE YOURSELF, IN ORDER

  • THINGS INSIDE YOURSELF, IN ORDER TO SPARE OTHER PEOPLE YOUR

  • TO SPARE OTHER PEOPLE YOUR

  • TO SPARE OTHER PEOPLE YOUR TORMENT.

  • TORMENT.

  • TORMENT. IN THE END, THE ONE PERSON HE

  • IN THE END, THE ONE PERSON HE

  • IN THE END, THE ONE PERSON HE WOULD NOT SPARE WAS HIMSELF.

  • WOULD NOT SPARE WAS HIMSELF.

  • WOULD NOT SPARE WAS HIMSELF. >> THAT'S ALMOST EMBODIED IN A

  • >> THAT'S ALMOST EMBODIED IN A

  • >> THAT'S ALMOST EMBODIED IN A QUESTION YOU ASKED HIM.

  • QUESTION YOU ASKED HIM.

  • QUESTION YOU ASKED HIM. I'M LIVING AND BREATHING IT

  • I'M LIVING AND BREATHING IT

  • I'M LIVING AND BREATHING IT THROUGH THE MEMORY OF YOUR

  • THROUGH THE MEMORY OF YOUR

  • THROUGH THE MEMORY OF YOUR QUESTION, WHEN YOU SAID, IF

  • QUESTION, WHEN YOU SAID, IF

  • QUESTION, WHEN YOU SAID, IF HEAVEN EXISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU

  • HEAVEN EXISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU

  • HEAVEN EXISTS, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE GOD TO SAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE

  • LIKE GOD TO SAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE

  • LIKE GOD TO SAY WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE PEARLY GATES?

  • AT THE PEARLY GATES?

  • AT THE PEARLY GATES? DO YOU REMEMBER ASKING HIM THAT?

  • DO YOU REMEMBER ASKING HIM THAT?

  • DO YOU REMEMBER ASKING HIM THAT? >> I DO.

  • >> I DO.

  • >> I DO. I REMEMBER HIS ANSWER.

  • I REMEMBER HIS ANSWER.

  • I REMEMBER HIS ANSWER. I'LL NEVER FORGET IT AS LONG AS

  • I'LL NEVER FORGET IT AS LONG AS

  • I'LL NEVER FORGET IT AS LONG AS I LIVE.

  • I LIVE.

  • I LIVE. HE SAID, HE WANTED TO HEAR GOD

  • HE SAID, HE WANTED TO HEAR GOD

  • HE SAID, HE WANTED TO HEAR GOD SAY, THERE'S SEATING NEAR THE