Beloved actor Robin Williams, best known globally for his long list of timeless and iconic roles, with Mrs Doubtfire (1993), Good Will Hunting (1997) and Disney’s Aladdin (1992) to name just a few.
The Hollywood star, 63, was found dead at his home in California of a suspected suicide by asphyxia, although these suspicions by the coroner are yet to be completely confirmed.
Williams, known for his charismatic and lively personality, was reportedly battling “severe depression as of late” said his publicist, shortly after confirming the news of his passing.
The beloved wife of Mr Williams, Susan Schneider, responded to the news, she 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,” she continued, “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 laugher he gave to millions.”
Many 90’s kids such as myself can probably attribute a large part of our happy childhood to watching Williams on screen. His fantastic comedic performances in Mrs Doubtfire, Flubber, Hook and Jumanji inspired laughter in the hearts of children everywhere and his dramatic roles in Good Will Hunting, The Fisher King and Dead Poets Society only emphasised his incredibly rare and versatile acting talents.
He will surely be missed.