The late Robin Williams is remembered not only as a kind person with a humorous spirit, but also for his iconic television and movie roles, which made him a national treasure and an entertainment icon. Following his untimely death on Monday, Aug. 11, at the age of 63, fans and supporters publicly grieved Williams.
The Oscar winner was celebrated for some of his most beloved roles — Mork in the late 1970s and early 1980s television sitcom Mork & Mindy, Sean Maguire in the critically acclaimed Good Will Hunting, the voice of the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, and John Keating in Dead Poets Society, just to name a few.
Mourners visited sites from Williams’ movies following his death, laying flowers and memorabilia to honor the late star. In Boulder, Colo., fans gathered outside of a house that was featured in the opening credits to Mork & Mindy. The white fence outside the home was decorated with flowers, remembrances, and a photo of Williams from the show.
One young fan posted a letter to Williams on the fence, reading, “Thanks for all the funny movies. My favorite movie is Jumanji cause it is so cool. From Jasper.”
Fans in California set up a memorial at Williams’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The plaque was adorned with bouquets of flowers, a fan drawing of the late actor, hand-written messages, and a trophy reading “World’s Greatest Artist.”
In Boston, Williams was honored at the park bench near Boston Common, where he and Matt Damon filmed a memorable scene from Good Will Hunting. Fans left flowers and chalked messages on the sidewalk by the bench, including quotes from the Oscar-winning film such as “Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl” and “Your move, chief.”
Also in Los Angeles, Williams was remembered at the comedy club the Laugh Factory, where the funnyman performed during his career. The marquee on the venue served as a tribute to Williams, reading “Robin Williams: Rest in Peace. Make God Laugh.”
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