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Robin Williams' Friends And Fans Pay Tribute On Seventh Anniversary Of Actor's Death

Robin Williams' Friends And Fans Pay Tribute On Seventh Anniversary Of Actor's Death

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy"

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Fans, friends, and colleagues of Robin Williams have flooded social media to pay tribute to the beloved comedian and actor on the seventh anniversary of his death.

The star of hit films like Good Will Hunting, Mrs Doubtfire, and Aladdin, Williams' long and varied career came to an end in 2014 when the actor died by suicide. He was 63 years old.

Across Reddit and Twitter, those that knew Williams personally shared their memories of a "sweet", "generous", and "enormously talented" man.

"Dad, seven years ago today you passed on," wrote Williams' son Zak on Twitter. "The joy and inspiration you brought to the world carries on in your legacy and in your family, friends, and fans you so loved. You lived to bring laughter and to help others. I will be celebrating your memory today. Love you forever."

Over on Reddit, a trauma hospital worked remembered the time Williams performed a set in Afghanistan before staying long after the show to take pictures and sign autographs. "Before he left, he asked if I enjoyed the show, and when I said yes, he said, 'Good, 'cause you seemed extra sad today".

"There was a family who had just come from their grandma's funeral, and they stopped at a donut shop for a snack and coffee," started one particularly touching story.

"One could tell that they were upset by their conversation about cleaning out their grandma's belongings from her nursing home - after a while, the man in the next booth (his back to them) got up and introduced himself, and it was Robin Williams! He asked if he could join them and mentioned he had overheard their conversation - he asked them what kind of person their grandma was like, and what kind of things she enjoyed doing. After just a few minutes, he had them laughing and celebrating her life, and when he left, he paid for their donuts and coffee."

There are various resources that can help provide mental health support, including MIND, Samaritans, Safe In Our World and CALM:
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Topics: GAMING, News