We're celebrating the life and career of the legendary actor/comedian, who has died at the age of 63.
12 Aug 2014 - 9:35 AM  UPDATED 28 Oct 2014 - 11:01 AM
Tuesday 24 Feb 2015
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Tuesday 26 Aug 2014
The Emmy Awards have paid a heartfelt and somber tribute to the late Robin Williams, whose friend and fellow actor-comic Billy Crystal called "the brightest star in the comedy galaxy."
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Wednesday 13 Aug 2014

Robin Williams' daughter Zelda has taken to Tumblr to issue a beautiful tribute to her late father, in a post she said would be her only statement about his death.

An excerpt:

"My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…"

The full text can be found here.

Zelda was named after her father's favourite video game - The Legend of Zelda - and the pair famously appeared together in a series of commercials for its creator, Nintendo. 

Tuesday 12 Aug 2014

The New Zealand filmmaker fondly remembers his time directing Williams in his first role following his Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting.

 

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Robin Williams' friend and collaborator Billy Crystal said simply:

 

 

Conan O'Brien saluted Robin Williams on air during his talk show on Monday night. O'Brien learned of Williams' death during the taping of his program and told his audience, "This is shocking and horrifying and so upsetting at every level".