Remembering Robin Williams in His 10 Most Memorable Roles
Oscar-winning Actor/Comedian Robin Williams passed away yesterday at the age of 63. The police released a statement saying that he died of a possible suicide attempt due. He was struggling with severe depression and drug addiction as confirmed by Mara Buxbaum, his spokesperson. Williams would even joke about it in the passing while doing shows.
It is a sad turn of events, not only for the late legend’s family members, but it is also sorrowful for the millions of lives the actor/comedian has touched over the years. He was known to be down to earth, a kind soul at heart with a passion to make people laugh, while his saddened eyes would speak of the struggles and hardships in his life fraught with drug abuse, alcoholism and depression.
Trend Police remembers and celebrates the life of the dead poet through these stills from his extra-ordinary work as an actor:
1. Williams playing the spinach-loving pipe-smoking sailor man in the 1980’s movie Popeye.
2. As a Radio DJ in Levinson’s comedy-drama film Good Morning Vietnam in 1987.
3. He taught the young to seize the day with his “exceptionally fine performance” as John Keating in Dead Poets Society (1989).
4. The actor played a grown-up Peter Pan in the 1991 classic Hook directed by Steven Spielberg.
5. The exceptional actor has featured in many animation movies. He voiced the character of Genie in Disney’s classic 1992 animated film Aladdin.
6. The comic character of a Scottish nanny was well-played by Williams. He also received a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1993 comedy flick Mrs. Doubtfire.
7. The man was trapped in a board game for 26 years in the 1995 film Jumanji, until two kids released him with just a roll of a dice.
8. Williams played Dr. Sean Maguire in the 1997 film Good will Hunting alongside a young Matt Damon.
9. The 1997 remake of the 1960 film Absent-Minded Professor features Williams as Prof. Brainard, who invents a green gooey substance and calls it Flubber.
And finally, a special shoutout to his most recent successful TV show, ‘The Crazy Ones’.