Robin Williams, we remember you

Last updated 09:44 13/08/2014
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Robin Williams: Your memories

Robin Williams, we remember you

Following the unexpected death of actor and comedian Robin Williams yesterday, we asked our readers to share their memories of the star.

Below are some of the contributions we received.

If you'd like to share your tribute to Williams, or tell us why you loved one of his movies so much, just click the green button below.

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Sarah Hadfield: "I am deeply saddened by the news of Robin Williams' death.

"My grown-up children and I watched many of his movies together as they grew up. Those movies and Robin's performances contributed to making their childhood memories special, teaching them about humility, humanity and the importance of love and family.

"Hook, Bicentennial Man and, believe it or not, The Birdcage all contributed to educating my children on hope, dreams, love and acceptance.


Gillian Stenhouse: "Robin struggled with depression for most of his acting life. How brave to carry on making movies like Mrs Doubtfire, the movies with John Travolta and never forget Mork and Mindy. The pressure to be the funny person is hard when the only way to be funny is to make one happy. Robin struggled to be himself, to be sad. To be a clown was so much easier, but how long can one hold this persona? It is too hard for anyone."

Miriam Lynch: "As a family we loved his movies. I loved him in Patch Adams, as a trainee doctor. I still play the soundtrack!

"Sad to see another star fall!"

Gavin James: "One of the most uplifting people I have ever had the chance to see. I would come home from school in the late 1970s and watch Mork and Mindy. Nanu, Nanu, Shazbot!

"I never realised at the time that he was always high as a kite, but he was by far the funniest thing I had ever seen.

He continued his brilliance throughout his time and has left us with a wonderful legacy. So terribly sad. I say to you, if you are ever feeling down, grab one of his works, particularly Dead Poets Society and watch. Carpe Diem." 

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