Ozzy Osbourne: 'I'm Forever in Debt to Robin Williams'

artist: Ozzy Osbourne date: 08/13/2014 category: general music news
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Ozzy Osbourne: 'I'm Forever in Debt to Robin Williams'
Black Sabbath icon Ozzy Osbourne paid another tribute to recently departed Robin Williams, sharing a story about how one of the actor's roles helped his wife Sharon go through cancer therapy.

"I'm forever in debt to Robin Williams, because when Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer, I'd seen the film 'Patch Adams' and it was a very ... I don't know if you ever saw that film he made; it's about a guy who was a male nurse or something in a hospital and he was working with terminal people, and I thought, 'What a great thing to do,' and he's a very funny man, Robin Williams," Ozzy told VH1 Radio.

"I got my agent to contact him and ask if he'd be so kind as to come around and talk to my wife, which he did. It was very nice of him."

Following the announcement of Williams' death, both Ozzy and Sharon expressed their grief via Twitter, with the singer saying, "Such a tragic loss. I will always have amazing memories of Robin Williams. Respect and love goes out to his family."

Sharon noted the following in a separate tweet: "The entire Osbourne Family is grieving the loss of a kind, funny, generous and talented man, Robin Williams."

As reported, Robin was found dead on August 11 due to an apparent suicide. Grim details regarding his death have recently surfaced. The actor was found by his assistant, who found Williams in a seated position "with a belt secured around his neck, with the other end of the belt wedged between the clothes closet door and the door frame. His right shoulder area was touching the door, with his body perpendicular to the door and slightly suspended."

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