Remembering A Comedy Great: Robin Williams On The Anniversary Of His Death


Billy Crystal pays tribute to the late Robin Williams at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. 

It’s hard to believe that one year ago today, on August 11th, 2014, the news broke that we had lost one of the greatest comedians and actors ever to grace the TV and silver screen. Robin Williams died at the age of 63.

Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider said on the morning of the 11th in a statement, “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings.

The number of memorable roles Williams is known for are endless. “Mork & Mindy,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Aladdin,” “Mrs. Doubtfire.” These are just a few of the films that Williams brought to life with his incredible show-stopping talent as a comedian and actor. Williams recently signed on to reprise his role as Mrs. Doubtfire in a sequel that was to be directed by Chris Columbus. 


He was nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Actor and received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Good Will Hunting.” Wililams won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. 


Golden statuettes aside, Robin Williams is a remarkable icon. No one will ever compare. His memory lives on.


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