Williams’ publicist Mara Buxbaum told The Hollywood Reporter: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
His wife, Susan Schneider, said: “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 the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Was listening to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M022XlAUDvY with the tv on silent in front of me as I was surfing the net.. looked up and saw the breaking news. Just carried on listening to it til the end. :O(
Thank you Robin 🙁 thank you to a great man – loved Mork as a child, and Good Will Hunting is one of my favourite films: you proved your genius/talents weren’t only in comedy when you bagged that Oscar – sheer class. A sad loss.
I, like most, grew up with him. He’s played a big part in my film & TV watching with outstanding standup improv, his talent had no boundaries.
I’m truly saddened, but will remember all those times when I couldn’t stop laughing despite aching belly cramps.
When I was about 14 my mate got a copy of ‘live at the met’ and we watched it about 15 times, just blown away with his stand up ability! We had not come across anything like him before, and it opened our eyes about what comedy could be like, as a result we went hunting for other great comedians and it led us to Steve Martin, Bill Hicks, etc.