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Robin Williams Helped Pay Struggling Comedian Jamie Kilstein's Salary: He Saw Me Through "My Darkest Moments"

14 August 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

To his fans, Robin Williams was Mrs. Doubtfire, Sean Maguire, Aladdin's Genie, and Mork. To his friends, he was a supporter in a time of need, a quick laugh, and a "thoughtful" and "soft-spoken" man. After the untimely death of the Oscar winner on Monday, Aug. 11, he continues to be memorialized by those closest to him in his life.  Comedian Jamie Kilstein was one of the many who considered the Good Will Hunting star not just an idol, but a mentor and friend. "It's weird seeing everyone [...] »

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Comedian Jamie Kilstein: How Robin Williams Helped Me Out of My Depression

13 August 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Just a few months before Robin Williams's sudden death after succumbing to his battle with addiction and depression, the actor and comedian spent time helping a friend, stand-up comedian and Citizen Radio co-host Jamie Kilstein, with his own struggles. People's Laura Lane spoke with Kilstein about meeting the legend, how he helped him through dark times and the advice he wishes Williams would have listened to.Here's the thing about depression. People who get depressed or have addiction, we are really good at taking care of other people, but not always ourselves. Robin would email and ask me how I was. »

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