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Remembering Robin Williams: His Most Beloved Roles | Robin Williams

UpdatePosted 08/13/2014 03:30PM

Remembering Robin Williams Through His Most Beloved Roles

Originally posted 08/12/2014 02:30PM

Robin Williams, who committed suicide Monday at the age of 63, came to fame as a stand-up comedian and sitcom star, but over the course of his long career, Williams proved himself a limitless talent, equally at home in family films, adult dramas and everything in between.

As the world mourns Williams, let's look back at the roles that made the actor so beloved.

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Comedian Jamie Kilstein: How Robin Williams Helped Me Out of My Depression

Comedian Jamie Kilstein: How Robin Williams Helped Me Out of My Depression

Originally posted 08/13/2014 12:35PM

Just a few months before Robin Williams's sudden death after succumbing to his battle with addiction and depression, the actor and comedian spent time helping a friend, stand-up comedian and Citizen Radio co-host Jamie Kilstein, with his own struggles.

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Robin Williams's Daughter Taking a Break from Social Media Due to Cyber Bullying

Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Taking a Break from Social Media Due to Cyber Bullying

Originally posted 08/13/2014 09:15AM

Robin Williams's daughter Zelda Williams has decided to go on hiatus from social media in the wake of harassing messages she says she's received from people after her father's suicide.

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How Robin Williams Fought, and Lost, His Battles with Addiction and Depression

How Robin Williams Fought, and Lost, His Battles with Addiction and Depression

Originally posted 08/13/2014 08:00AM

A brilliant comic mind with a soulful spirit, Robin Williams battled addiction and depression for much of his life, even as he kept millions laughing.

The Oscar winner, who committed suicide on Monday at age 63, was candid about many of his struggles, which began soon after his rise to fame in 1978 on the ABC hit Mork and Mindy.

"I used to go to two or three clubs a night and then go to four or five people's houses, just keep going, going," Williams told PEOPLE in 1982. "The myth of living fast, dying young affected me, but I've come out on the other side of it."

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Robin Williams's Family Remembers Him as a 'Gentle, Loving, Generous' Man

Robin Williams's Family Remembers Him as a 'Gentle, Loving, Generous' Man

Originally posted 08/12/2014 10:45PM

In statements released Tuesday, Robin Williams's children reveal they are trying to come to terms with their unbearable loss while remembering the generous and loving spirit of their beloved father.

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Ben Affleck Thanks Robin Williams for 'Making My Dreams Come True'

Ben Affleck Thanks Robin Williams for 'Making My Dreams Come True'

Originally posted 08/12/2014 03:00PM

Ben Affleck has issued a heartfelt tribute to his friend and mentor Robin Williams, thanking his Good Will Hunting costar for "everything."

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Coroner: Robin Williams Hanged Himself with a Belt

Coroner: Robin Williams Death Ruled Suicide by Asphyxiation

Originally posted 08/12/2014 02:25PM

Robin Williams's cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, authorities in Marin County, California, have confirmed.

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Inside the Struggles and Comic Genius of Robin Williams

Inside Robin Williams's Private Struggles – And His Comedic Genius

Originally posted 08/12/2014 01:45PM

Robin Williams could do it all: make an audience helpless with laughter, move them to tears, astound filmmakers with take after take of improvised comic genius.

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8 Photos of Robin Williams with Animals that Will Make You Smile

UpdatePosted 08/12/2014 01:15PM

8 Photos of Robin Williams with Animals that Will Make You Smile

Originally posted 08/12/2014 12:30PM

Lovely, sweet and kind are just some of the adjectives friends have used to describe the incomparable Robin Williams. And, if they could find the words, it's likely his furry friends would describe the late actor in much the same way.

Williams's Instagram feed is filled with adorable shots of him kicking back with many an animal friend, including his road dog Verna Pearl (above), whose unexpected passing last year left him deeply saddened.

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Robin Williams Teaches Sesame Street 'What It Means to Be Alive'

UpdatePosted 08/12/2014 01:00PM

Life Lessons from Robin Williams's Sesame Street Appearances

Originally posted 08/12/2014 12:05PM

Those of us who grew up watching Robin Williams movies no doubt took away a life lesson or two. Aside from perhaps Dead Poets Society, Williams was never more in teaching mode than he was during his guest appearances on Sesame Street. At this moment, it feels especially heartening to look back on what the actor helped us learn.

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