"Only in the minds of the self righteous."
I'll bet you a million dollars you will never watch a Robin Williams movie again without thinking of him killing himself.
That's not being self righteous. That's just stating a fact.
He has brought shame to his family and to all people who have ever supported him or his career. Don't kid yourself. People who knew him are feeling anger, not sorrow.
If he was naive or didn't fully understand the ramifications and consequences of this act, it would be different.
But he knew what this would do to his family.
This is a terrible thing he did.
Hell, an accidental drug overdose is cause for sadness and genuine sorrow.
Or taking your own life if you are dying and in pain. Even that's cause for having some degree of understanding.
But depression is mostly treatable. Drug addiction is treatable. Not fixable, but manageable if you have the time, resources and desire to help yourself. He certainly had the resources.
He, of all people, knew better so there is no excuse.
He has let down all the people whose respect he has garnered and has set a bad example for the people who look up to him.
I feel pity, not self-righteous.