In some sad news, last night saw word break that Robin Williams had been found dead at his California home. The iconic actor was 63 years of age. The cause of death has not been officially released, although it’s suspected that he took his own life.
A statement from Williams’ publicist read, “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.”
In terms of roles and performances, Robin Williams is one of those names that is known to different people for a whole host of different characters or even his stand-up work. Personally, to me he was always Mork from Ork (above) from Mork and Mindy, not to mention his turns in Good Morning, Vietnam and Popeye. As I became older, I saw his work like The Fisher King and Dead Poets to Society, whilst he continued to win fans for roles in the likes of Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, Patch Adams, Flubber, Aladdin, Jumanji, Night at the Museum, and Happy Feet. He was also fantastically creepy and chilling the brilliant One-Hour Photo.
It was only a few months ago that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel was confirmed, although that’s now off the table. Williams does still have four films due for release, including Night at the Museum 3.
Thoughts and condolences go out to the friends and family of this rare, rare talent.