Mid-Missouri residents mourn Robin Williams in social media posts

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 5:56 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Robin Williams was one of the America's most renowned entertainers. He brought laughter and joy to many through his movies and stand-up comedy, and his suicide shocked the country.

After news of Williams' death spread Monday, the Missourian collected reactions from around the area.

Williams died in an apparent suicide at 63, and his publicist said he had been battling severe depression. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255.

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