In news that I’m still in shock over, beloved actor/comedian, Robin Williams has died at the age of 63! The cause of death is suspected to be suicide, but hasn’t been stated for certain.
Robin Williams (1951-2014) was an actor known for his role in the TV series, Mork and Mindy
as well as for his roles in numerous films including Popeye, Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King, Hook, Toys, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Jack, The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting (which won him an Academy Award), Flubber, Patch Adams, Bicentennial Man, One Hour Photo, and the Night at the Museum series (the third of which is set to be released in December).
Also Robin Williams was no stranger to animation having voiced many characters including the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin and Aladdin and the King of Thieves,
Batty Koda in Ferngully: The Last Rainforest,
Fender in Robots,
Ramon and Lovelace in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two,
and Napoleon Cross in Everyone’s Hero.
I have never been so shocked and sad at a celebrity’s death as I am at hearing this one. Robin Williams was an actor/comedian whom I adored and someone whose movies I liked, for the most part. How his death will affect his future movies releases including Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, I don’t know.
All I can say is good-bye, Mr. Williams, good-bye! I’m really going to miss you!