(July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)
Robin Williams died on the morning of August 11, 2014, at his home in Paradise Cay, California. In the initial report released on August 12, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputy coroner stated Robin had hanged himself with a belt and died from asphyxiation. His body was cremated and his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay on August 12. RIP Robin!
San Francisco Bay
“I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”
Susan Schneider, his wife
“world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence”.
Zelda, his daughter
“the brightest star in our comedy galaxy”.
Billy Crystal, during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014
On Broadway in New York City, theaters dimmed their lights for one minute in his honor.
Broadway’s Aladdin cast honored Williams by having the audience join them in a sing-along of “Friend Like Me”, an Oscar-nominated song originally sung by Williams in the 1992 film.
Fans of Williams created makeshift memorials at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and at locations from his television and film career.
At least 106 acting credits are attributed to Robin Williams in films and television shows between 1977 and 2015. His most notable works include:
- Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)
- Popeye (1980)
- The World According to Garp(1982)
- Good Morning, Vietnam(1987)
- Dead Poets Society (1989)
- Cadillac Man (1990)
- Awakenings (1990)
- The Fisher King (1991)
- Hook (1991)
- Toys (1992)
- Aladdin (1992)
- FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
- Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
- Jumanji (1995)
- Jack (1996)
- The Birdcage (1996)
- Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Flubber (1997)
- Fathers’ Day (1997)
- Patch Adams (1998)
- What Dreams May Come(1998)
- Bicentennial Man (1999)
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001)
- Insomnia (2002)
- One Hour Photo (2002)