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August 11th, 2014 under Robin Williams

Robin Williams passed away today of a suspected suicide at the age of 63 according to KRON.
This is a hard obit for me to write because he was one of the first celebrities I ever had a crush on. He was so ahead of his time on Mork & Mindy, and changed the way comedy was done on television. After his show he went on to do films and wowed us over and over again both in comedies and drama. Movies like Popeye, The World According to Garp, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, Hook, Aladdin, Toys, Mrs Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting (which finally earned him the Oscar he so deserved), What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, Death to Smoochy, Night at the Museum and Old Dogs to name a very few. Last year he returned to TV with The Crazy Ones, and once again he made us laugh once a week on the small screen.
Last year I got to talk to him when he was doing press for The Crazy Ones, and I was so taken back by humble he was. Here was a man who was one of the biggest personalities on TV and in film, and yet in person he was a man who appreciated that we were all in awe of him.
One of the things that stuck out in that scrum was how he said he loved Sci-fi movies. So I asked him why he hasn’t done any. He then reminded he did and it was called Bicentennial Man. He made a jokes and said, “I’ll make a mends for that later.” As we know he did not, nor did he get to make a good Sci-fi film; but he made so many other wonderful films for us to enjoy for ages and ages.
So today let’s remember him for those movies with a smile on our face. He might be gone but we will keep that big spirit of his alive forever.



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