09:31 AM EDT 08/21/2014
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.
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.
Originally posted 08/12/2014 12:45PM
"I love kids, but they are a tough audience," Robin Williams once told the U.K.'s Telegraph.
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."
Originally posted 08/12/2014 04:15PM
Part of Inside the Actors Studio is a questionnaire in which host James Lipton asks his guest the following question: "If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?"
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."
Originally posted 08/12/2014 02:25PM
Robin Williams's cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, authorities in Marin County, California, have confirmed.
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.
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.
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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