I guess, like many people my age, Robin Williams was a huge part of my life, through many of his great roles. I grew up with his many voices, sang along to the songs he sang, quoted his characters to many times to mention, then, when I grew up, some of the characters he played made my most treasured favourite movies and I almost felt mentored by him in some odd way. He was also one of the few comedic actors who could play completely serious roles with deserved oscar winning ability.
So many fond memories at school singing every lyric to “Prince Ali” at the top of my lungs with my group of friends, fits if giggles at a sleepover rewinding a scene from Robots 30 times, and of course my Dad quotes Mrs Doubtfire every chance he gets.
It’s often said that the funniest people struggle with the deepest darkest depression, it’s a devastating way for him to go and he will be greatly missed.
R.I.P Robbin Williams.
You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to. - Good Will Hunting