Let’s start this tribute to Robin Williams in the best possible way by saying ‘Happy Birthday’ and maybe more importantly, ‘Thank you!’. Robin Williams has been an inspiration to millions. He’s been a personal inspiration to me for his humor, his smile, for the joy that he gave the world even when that joy sometimes escaped him.
Williams was a comedian and entertainer until his death in 2014 when he had died by suicide as a result of his struggle with Lewy body disease.
Bringing joy and laughter to the world, he preformed stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s only to rise to greater fame for his role of Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982). Later on he played more roles 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).
It always hurts a bit to remember those that meant so much to us. But this isn’t to make you sad but instead to bring joy in tribute and memory of Mr. Williams.
Here are a few covers of ‘A Friend Like Me’ to remember the friend we all had in Robin Williams.