Actor Peter Robbins, also famous for his voice in Peanuts character Charlie Brown, has died at the age of 65.
Peter Robbins’s: Suicide in Detail
According to a statement given by his friend and agent, Robbins died by suicide, Dylan Novak sent to The Times Wednesday. The actor had long struggled with mental illness and bipolar disorder, while he also battled drug and alcohol addiction and has several stints in prison.
More about Robbins
He was born in Los Angeles in 1956. He began acting as a kid and scored minor TV roles on shows like Rawhide and The Munsters in the early sixties. He got to the voice Charlie Brown as Charles Schulz began to adapt his peanuts comic strip into a cartoon.
The first proper peanuts TV special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, was released in 1965. For several years, He would voice Charlie Brown in more TV specials and movies, Including classics like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and many more. Along with his work on the peanuts cartoon, He continued to pick up other acting roles on TV shows like F Troop, Good times, and Get Smart.
The dark phase of his life
In the year 2013,He was arrested and charged with criminal threats and stalking. He was found guilty of threatening his ex-girlfriend and stalking a plastic surgeon who did her breast augmentation and served four months in jail with probation. Soon after this, he was soon back in custody for violating the terms of his probation, as well as threatening a sheriff, a judge and the manager of a mobile home park. He was sentenced to nearly five years in prison.
During his hearings, he stated that he was suffering from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. During his second incarceration, he was transferred to a state mental hospital. He also spoke about his struggles with mental illness and time in prison.
He told ” I would recommend to anybody that has bipolar disorder to take it seriously because your life can turn around in a span of the month like it did to me. I came out of prison and i am a better person for it. I am much more humble, grateful, and thankful that I lived through the experience.”
After all these incidents that he faced, He also wrote a book ” Confessions of a blockhead “. In this book, He has written his experiences behind the bars. He also credited Charlie Brown with getting him through his darker moments.
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