Academy Tribute To Robin Williams 'Comes Very, Very Close' To Crossing Line [UPDATE]

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UPDATE: In an interview with The Washington Post, Christine Moutier, chief medical officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said that the "Genie, you're free" image posted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was not an ideal memorial for Robin Williams.

"If it doesn't cross the line, it comes very, very close to it," Moutier said when asked if the image violated "public health standards for how we talk about suicide." "Suicide should never be presented as an option. That's a formula for potential contagion."

More on Moutier's concerns can be found at the Washington Post. The original article continues below.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

EARLIER: The death of Robin Williams is being felt around the world. As we mourn the loss of a great talent, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took a moment to remember one of the very best with a touching tribute on its Facebook page.

The Academy posted a series of 12 photos that span the course of Williams' career, but it's a still from the 1992 film "Aladdin," captioned with "Genie, you're free," that appears to be eliciting the most emotional response from fans:




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