HarveyOne of my favorite moments with Robin was flying from San Francisco to L.A. on a private jet sent for him by a film company. We spent the entire trip role playing. I was Charo and he was [Charo’s husband, bandleader Xavier] Cugat’s chiuahuha fighting over who loved Xavier more. I had hiccups for an hour after landing. That’s how much we laughed.

Please, people, do not fuck with depression. It’s merciless. All it wants is to get you in a room alone and kill you. If you are feeling depressed reach out, scream out, make sure someone takes hold of you and helps until you are well enough to help yourself.

Thank you, everyone, for your messages of support as his friends and family begin to mourn this horrifying tragedy. If it’s within your power, allow them to grieve in private.

Here’s to the wonderful memories of a singular friend and talent.”

— Out entertainer Harvey Fierstein, in a message posted to his Facebook page about his late friend and costar, who died Monday

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