Hollywood Remembers Robin Williams One Year After His Death

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One year ago Tuesday, Robin Williams was found unconscious in his home, pronounced dead at the age of 63. As the anniversary of his death rolls around, fans and celebrities alike took to social media to post remembrances of the late actor.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who worked with Williams on “The Crazy Ones,” posted a photo of a bench from Williams’ “Good Will Hunting” along with a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote on Instagram. LeAnn Rimes also posted a quote from “Good Will Hunting” on Instagram, along with the number of a suicide prevention helpline.

John Stamos, Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho and more also posted tributes. See below a list of tributes to Williams, to be updated as more pour out.

https://instagram.com/p/6OqSJysY-V/
https://twitter.com/SarahMGellar/status/630954103875567617
https://twitter.com/JohnStamos/status/631101878554591232
https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/631144105972596736
https://twitter.com/TheGRAMMYs/status/631141094311399424
https://instagram.com/p/6Pwk7anV86/
https://twitter.com/LukeFriendMusic/status/631067455004278784
https://twitter.com/officialroycey/status/631085482835841024
https://twitter.com/MrEricLange/status/631127025500053504
https://twitter.com/DisneyMusic/status/631133479158157312

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  1. Rob Cohen says:

    Robin Williams is STILL one of my favorite comedians…See you in heaven, Robin…”!’

  2. Lin Brennan says:

    Robin Williams death affected me as much or more than John Lennon’s and then Joe Cocker’s. You are missed Mork.

  3. Frank G says:

    I know he had his demons we all do but I don’t care no one has ever been able to make me cry and laugh as hard as he could in one movie. I’m thankful for the time we got to enjoy him and will miss him without a doubt. Hurt my heart hearing this a year ago and still does RIP

  4. Marshall beach says:

    1 year later and I still don’t believe it ! We miss you chief !

  5. Aaron says:

    A letter to Robin:

    A long, long time ago,
    I can still remember how that Orcan used to make me smile
    And I wish I had had the chance
    To laugh with him, to sing and dance
    And lay aside our troubles for a while

    But that day in August gave me pain,
    Each and every time I had to explain
    Internet filled with bad news,
    Talk shows giving us the blues

    I’m not ashamed to say I cried
    When I read about his widowed bride
    A sadness grew from deep inside
    The day the humor died

    [Chorus]
    So bye-bye, Mrs. Doubtfire Guy
    You’ll bring laughter forever after, you had a fantastic ride
    You gave people joy, you even made people cry
    Singin’ “We have lost a hellofa guy
    The world has lost a hellofa guy”

    [Verse 1]
    Well, we loved you in Vietnam
    As a DJ that would play any song;
    Even though they told you no
    Now you played each part with heart and soul
    And your stand up made us laugh and roll
    How you stayed so humble, I’ll never know

    Like that time you were a Sailor Man
    Who ate his spinach from a can
    You made a cartoon character live
    How much more could you possibly give?

    You took a lonely arrogant genius punk
    Showed him how to get out of his funk
    You then won an Oscar, what the fuck?
    How could that humor die?

    [Chorus]
    I started singin’ bye-bye, Mrs. Doubtfire Guy
    You’ll bring laughter forever after, what a fantastic ride
    You gave people joy, you even made people cry
    Singin’ “We have lost a hellofa guy
    The world has lost a hellofa guy”

    [Verse 2]
    Now for 20 years you did Comic Relief
    With Billie and Whoopie, oh good grief
    But that’s not all we had to see
    From Shakes the Clown to the Fisher King
    And some movies where you were quite mean
    There was no one that you really couldn’t be

    Oh, and though you were a Cadillac Man
    You tried your hand at Peter Pan
    You played him expertly
    a lost boy like you and me

    And while celebraties often tout their fame
    You never took part in that mad game
    You treated homeless people just the same
    til the day the humor died

    [Chorus]
    They were singin’ bye-bye, Mrs. Doubtfire Guy
    You’ll bring laughter forever after, what a fantastic ride
    You brought people hope, you even gave people pride
    Singin’ “We have lost a hellofa guy
    The world has lost a hellofa guy”

    [Verse 3]
    Flying rubber, you called it Flubber
    And Jumanji made you run for cover
    Cause those plants were growing fast
    You once taught an English class,
    To some students who were a little crass,
    About Dead Poets, as you knelt down on the grass

    Now as Patch Adams you were an awesome guy
    Even though at first you wanted to die
    You made those patients laugh
    Oh, you really helped the hospital staff

    And Jafar he tried to steal your lamp
    But as the Genie, you’re still the reining champ
    I laughed so hard that I started to cramp
    That humor will never die

    [Chorus]
    We’ll all be singin’ bye-bye, Mrs. Doubtfire Guy
    You’ll bring laughter forever after, what a fantastic ride
    You gave people joy, you even made people cry
    Singin’ “We have lost a hellofa guy
    The world has lost a hellofa guy”

    [Verse 4]
    Oh, you were the one always out of place
    As an alien from outer space
    Who wanted to be everyone’s friend
    Oh, and Jack grew older, Jack grew quick
    Jack’s life burned like a candlewick
    Yet you were never afraid of the end

    Oh, you were a gay man in The Birdcage
    And you stared in Hamlet, but not on the stage
    You weren’t an angel, but oh well
    You helped me break out of my shy shell

    And as my crys faded away into the night
    At the horrible tragedy of your plight
    I saw Hexxus laughing with delight
    The day the humor died

    He started singin’ bye-bye, Mrs. Doubtfire Guy
    You’ll bring laughter forever after, what a fantastic ride
    You gave people joy, you even made people cry
    Singin’ “We have lost a hellofa guy
    The world has lost a hellofa guy”

    [Outro]
    I met a girl who sang the blues
    So I walked up to her and said “NaNu NaNu”
    But she just smiled and turned away
    I then went to my bottom drawer
    For video tapes from years before
    But I couldn’t get The Best of Times to play

    I then put in Jakob the Liar,
    Awakenings and Mrs. Doubtfire
    But God must have been joke’n’
    Cause the VCR was broken

    So to the three men I admire most
    Danny, George and you, I toast:
    I hope you were at Heaven’s Final Roast
    The day the humor died

    And they were singin’ bye-bye, Mrs. Doubtfire Guy
    You’ll bring laughter forever after, what a fantastic ride
    You gave people joy, you even made people cry
    Singin’ “We have lost a hellofa guy
    The world has lost a hellofa guy”

    [Chorus]
    They were singin’ bye-bye, Mrs. Doubtfire Guy
    You’ll bring laughter forever after, what a fantastic ride
    You gave people joy, you even made people cry
    Singin’ “The world has lost a hellofa guy”

  6. Crystal says:

    You guys wrote Jason stamos instead of John ;)

  7. Stellrchef says:

    It still hurts…

  8. Camx says:

    One of the greats. But haunted we now know. Still missing you Mr. Williams.

  9. KatZen says:

    I can’t believe it’s only been a year. Last summer was the worst Summer of my life and it culminated in Robin William’s death. It’s a very long,sad story but his suicide hit me like a ton of bricks. I spent about a week crying for him, then a week crying for myself and wanting to die, and then a week coming out of it with a strange new appreciation for life. I am literally crying as I’m writing this. I have had the blues for a couple days and learned this is the ONE year anniversary of Robin William’s suicide. It feel as if it’s been a lot longer.

    The strangest part is I have no problem watching his movies, if I don’t think about his death. He was so damned full of life and laughs, in some ways he’ll live forever.

    Hope you’re RIP-ing, Robin. We miss you, Earth

  10. RS says:

    I will always miss him. I can identify with the pain his kids are going through, because I lost my parents recently to suicide. It is a tough road, but like his kids, I too will pull through. RIP Robin. Hope you are making my folks laugh.

    • mmefaus says:

      I am so very sorry for the loss of your parents. I’m sure your parents are indeed laughing. Robin Williams has a lot of good company up there on that great stage in the sky.

      Peace and strength to you.

      • RS says:

        Thank you. I really think my dad may be coming up with some good ones that are making Robin laugh and vice versa. My mom is probably sitting there saying, “I’m not with them.”

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