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Robin Williams has Passed
By Robert T. Trate
August 11, 2014
Source: Huffington Post
Robin Williams (1951–2014)
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A great comedian has passed. Robin Williams has passed away by what police believe is an apparent suicide. He was 63 years of age. His exact cause of death was asphyxiation, he had apparently been battling depression.
Williams was known for being a comedian and playing comedic parts in both television and film. However, it was his role of a therapist in Goodwill Hunting that one him his first and only Academy Award. He had been nominated three times prior.
He was best known for his roles in Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Good Morning Vietnam, Mork & Mindy and Mrs Doubtfire; which currently had rumblings of a sequel getting made.
His wife, Susan Schneider, released this statement to the NY Times:
"This morning, 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. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
We here at Mania loved Robin Williams for many of the roles mentioned above as well as some smaller films. He will forever be remembered as Jack Dundee in The Best of Times. We will also never forget him as Perry in Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King. We will leave you with our favorite scene from Dead Poets Society.
Mania thoughts and prayers go out to the Williams family and their friends.