On the other hand, in his blog, Craig Browning writes that entertainers exist in a make-believe world and when they get that sudden boon of carnal success it goes to their head and very few can handle it.
"I've seen it happen in Music, Magic and the Comedy world - all of them environments that are more than conducive to "being" an alcoholic and/or addict...Their (celebrities) illness takes over; rational thought is gone. Suicide generally isn't the pro-active, well-informed choice of a healthy mind. It's the choice of a mind that's already dying, in a way - a mind already hijacked and gone."
While wondering about suicidal act by a celebrity, Browning adds, "It (suicide) seems so illogical. What motivates that? Is there some mysterious karmic force that attacks your soul when you become rich and famous and loved, because you've gotten more than you deserved?"
Caroline Myss, who while wondering about the suicide about yet another successful and famous individual, Robin Williams, due to reported depression mixed with alcohol, in his blog and Facebook writes, "I know depression is a suffering - I know it all too well... When clinical depression merges with a spiritual crisis, that's when the psyche loses its capacity to breath, to remain connected to the life force in any vital way. A crisis of the spirit - of the soul - shatters one's connection to purpose and meaning, to feeling hope itself."
Ending his blog post, Myss offers this prayer for all those who are coping with depression, "My prayer on this day is that I receive the graces of hope and fortitude during this time in my life. Help me to make it through those moments when I feel like giving up. Hover over me, God, with guidance through my thoughts and through my dreams."
Telegraph in its obituary to Williams wrote: He (Williams) belonged to the Episcopal Church ("Catholic Lite - same rituals, half the guilt"), and was philosophical about death. "In your fifties, loss is a thing you live with a lot," he told an interviewer. "Pretty soon friends will be checking out from natural causes. It's the grim rapper, he's comin'."