The world was shocked when actor Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63 after committing suicide. He had been battling depression for over 30 years despite the success he had as a film and TV star. Williams went to the same acting school as Superman Christopher Reeve and they both had a lifelong friendship since then until Reeve’s passing in 2004.
Robin Williams appeared in Happy Days that would lead to his own TV series called Mork and Mindy, where he played an alien superhero. He would go on into films such as Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet Society, Good Will Hunting, Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, Happy Feet, Bicentennial Man, and Aladdin. He even appeared in the music video from reggae artist Bobby McFaren on a song called Don’t Worry, Be Happy. Williams score an Oscar for Good Will Hunting with Best Supporting Actor.
Many of Robin Williams works are filled with comedic pathos and his contributions to the film and TV industry. He will be missed by the entire show business community. Robin, thank you for the great memories you brought us. You were one of a kind.