To be or NOT to be – that IS the question. BIZARRE Melancholy Dane link in ROBIN WILLIAMS Death REVEALED.
For those not familiar with Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, a prince, discovers his uncle and mother murdered his father, the king. Contemplating suicide "To be or not to be" he feigns madness and hatches a plan to catch "the conscience of the king" – which doesn't end well for anyone.
In the play, the character of Osric, the contradictory courtier, is sent by Hamlet's uncle King Claudius to provoke Hamlet to a deadly duel with Laertes.
At this point in the play, Hamlet has slain both Laertes' father, Polonious, and driven Laertes sister Ophelia (Hamlet's lady love), to a watery suicide.
In Sir Laurence Olivier's film version of HAMLET (1948), Peter Cushing (of Hammer horror films fame) played Osric. Cushing died August 11, 1994.
In the Kenneth Branagh's movie of HAMLET (1996), Robin Williams played Osric. Williams died August 11, 2014.
Coincidence or NOT?
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet