Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. He began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, and rose to fame for playing the alien Mork in the sitcom ''Mork & Mindy'' (1978–1982). He was known for his improvisation skills and the wide variety of memorable voices he created. He is widely regarded by critics as one of the funniest comedians of all time.

After his first starring film role in ''Popeye'' (1980), Williams starred in critically and commercially successful films including ''The World According to Garp'' (1982), ''Moscow on the Hudson'' (1984), ''Good Morning, Vietnam'' (1987), ''Dead Poets Society'' (1989), ''Awakenings'' (1990), ''The Fisher King'' (1991), ''Patch Adams'' (1998), ''One Hour Photo'' (2002), and ''World's Greatest Dad'' (2009). He also starred in box office hits such as ''Hook'' (1991), ''Aladdin'' (1992), ''Mrs. Doubtfire'' (1993), ''Jumanji'' (1995), ''The Birdcage'' (1996), ''Good Will Hunting'' (1997), and the ''Night at the Museum'' trilogy (2006–2014). He was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Supporting Actor for ''Good Will Hunting''. He also received two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards.

In August 2014, at the age of 63, Williams committed suicide by hanging at his home in Paradise Cay, California. His wife, Susan Schneider, attributed his suicide to his struggle with Lewy body dementia. Provided by Wikipedia
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