Sarah Michelle Gellar's Tribute to Robin Williams on One-Year Anniversary of His Death

Sarah Michelle Gellar Tribute to Robin Williams on Anniversary of His Death
Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar
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08/11/2015 AT 02:40 AM EDT

Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Instagram on Monday night to pay tribute to her former TV dad Robin Williams on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Sharing a photo of the Boston park bench that Williams sat on in an iconic scene from Good Will Hunting, Gellar, who starred with the Oscar winner in the CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones, quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here," she wrote. "This is to have succeeded."

"You succeeded RW," she added.



Williams committed suicide at the age of 63 at his home in Tiburon, California, on Aug. 11 last year.

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The actor left a deep impression on Gellar – she described him to PEOPLE last year as "the Father I had always dreamed of having."

"There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was, to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him," she said in a statement shortly after his death. "I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on."

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