Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died in his home Monday, according to Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office has not confirmed the cause of death but “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.”
A rep released this statement: “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.”
From his memorable roles in Mrs. Doubtfire to Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was an astounding actor and funny person. We are shocked and sad to hear that he passed away. Geekery Editor Ali said, “I cannot accept a world where Robin Williams doesn’t exist. And where Robin Thicke is our most famous living Robin.” Feminism and Straddleverse Editor Carmen said, “whoa I might cry in this grocery store and am definitely watching hook tonight. or the one about the doctor. or the one where he grows up too fast. or mrs. doubtfire. or OH MY GOD I CANT HANDLE IT.” In addition to his amazing talent, it’s important to note Williams raised a gay pug who had a boyfriend.
Here are our favorite, most memorable characters played by Robin Williams. What are your favorite Robin Williams movies?
He was inspirational teacher, John Keating in Dead Poets Society.
He was Mrs. Doubtfire. MRS. DOUBTFIRE.
He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting.
He was Peter in Hook.
He was the voice of fun-loving Genie in Aladdin.
He was Alan Parrish in Jumanji.
He played gay cabaret owner, Armand Goldman in The Birdcage. This is what he had to say in an interview about his role: “If i can use my celebrity status to draw people into a movie theater to see me perform as an admirable gay man and thereby make them a little most positive about gay people, why wouldn’t I do it? I get to be an activist for gay rights without even having to get up on Sunday morning and march in a parade. It’s a win/win for me and for gay rights — I’m here! I’m queer! I’m making points to get into heaven!”