Hear neurologist Oliver Sacks and rock critic Ken Tucker on this edition of Fresh Air. Oliver Sacks' new book is Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. It's a series of case histories that examine the relationship of music and the mind. Sacks has written eleven books; the most famous are Awakenings, which was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
Zak, Williams's 31-year-old son: "Yesterday, I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little grayer. I will carry his heart with me every day. I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be. Seek to bring joy to the world as he sought."
"Suicide is NOT Pretty": Actual Photo of Beloved Robin Williams after he hung himself by a belt. He was in a room by himself and his wife was in their master bedroom at the other end of the house. How Horribly Tragic. He had lost several dear friends to tragic calamities and death over the years. The last dear friend he lost was his dearest, comedian Jonathon Winters, who died the year before of natural causes.