I have to say that his death, as shocking as it was, should not surprise anyone. He simply has followed in the footsteps of a host of people who owned their world and found that not even money, fame, and notoriety satisfies. Most people seek all their lives to find a way to have what Robin Williams considered everyday life, yet it was not enough to satisfy or fulfill him. All his awards, fame, charity, and generosity were not enough to make him happy. All that Hollywood can offer did not satisfy. Along with Williams, Wikpedia lists a list of 360 Hollywood actors who have committed suicide.
Now that he's gone I have to ask myself, "what did it profit him to gain the whole world and lost his own soul?" I don't believe that one can take his own life and make heaven. It is the ultimate act of selfishness and desperation. Desperation, unless it is focused on the pursuit of God, is unbelief. I also am not a proponent of last minute of life salvations. If you have rejected God all your life, ignoring the gospel message, putting aside the conviction brought into your life by the Holy Spirit time and time again, taking the last minute of your life to "get right" is merely just another selfish indulgence to avoid discomfort and the torment of hell. I'm not saying that it can't happen but I don't believe that most deathbed conversions are legit. The Bible tells us that "the man who hardens his neck after much reproof will be broken without remedy."
One thing I do know for sure, he did not become an angel, he is not in heaven making God laugh, nor is he at peace. That is indeed reason to mourn for him.
Really, what did all he had profit him? It was not enough to keep him happy. He was always seeking after more. Drugs did not satisfy. Comedy did not satisfy. No matter how "good" of a person he was, and from what I've read, he was a very "good" person, no matter how much money he gave away, how many times he entertained the troops, or how much of himself he gave to those he entertained, it was not enough to give his soul peace. It also was not enough to insure that he made heaven. Based on his language and lifestyle, I can almost certainly say that he did not know the Lord. Good people drop into hell every day. Good people are not the same as saved people.
It's easy to think of the Hitlers and the Husseins of the world in hell. Certainly they deserve it but people like Robin Williams are a little bit harder to imagine or accept. Still, it is the truth that without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ you will not make heaven. Unless you hold citizenship in the Kingdom of God, you will not be allowed entry. Living under Kingship means that you live according to the expressed rule and reign of a king.
There is a lesson to be learned through his life and untimely death. Money cannot buy happiness, fulfillment or satisfaction. It is a facade, a fairy-tale, and one that Hollywood successfully sells us everyday when we sit down and watch TV and movies. It takes something more than money, family, charity causes and fame to fill the deepest depths of a man's soul. The world will never satisfy, no matter how much of it a person has. We were created by God to know and enjoy serving Him. There is chasm between the natural and spiritual man. Worldly riches can satisfy the natural man, but a man is not complete unless the spiritual needs are fulfilled. These things can only be fulfilled by spiritual means. Spiritual means enough to fill a man's soul can only come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Doing anything less is not optimal living. Not only is it not God's best, it is not enough to satisfy the demands of His kingdom.
I wish I could say "rest in peace, Robin", but I fear that this is not the case. Although his time to assure his eternity is past, yours is not. So instead of asking "what's in your wallet?" I ask you, are you a citizen of the kingdom of God? In the end, this is the only thing that will bring lasting peace.