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Robin Williams R.I.P.

August 12, 2014 @ 07:08 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

In Memoriam, Movies, Robin Williams

Robin Williams R.I.P.

Robin Williams R.I.P.

I was shocked to hear of the passing of comic legend Robin Williams. He was a special one. A rare unique comic talent with a brilliant and spontaneous creativity. Known for so many roles and actsโ€ฆ He will be missed.

Hopefully the severity and seriousness of depression gets some exposure from his death. He was only 63. Sigh.

I thought this was awesome. From Time.

Nathan Lane and Robin Williams made comedy history when they co-starred in the 1996 film The Birdcage, the hit film version of the much-adapted French play La Cage aux Folles. They played domestic partners, Williams as the owner as a drag club and Lane as its histrionic star.

In a statement to TIME, Lane remembers his friend and colleague, who died Aug. 11 at the age of 63:

I feel I have to say something more than just โ€œheartbreaking and shockingโ€ which everyone has said and I feel as well, but something a little more personal. Thus the following:

One day in 1995 while riffing in the character of a snobby French toy store owner, Robin made me laugh so hard and so long that I cried. It seemed to please him to no end. Yesterday I cried again at the thought that he was gone. What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent, and astounding intellect, was his huge heart โ€” his tremendous kindness, generosity, and compassion as an acting partner, colleague, and fellow traveler in a difficult world. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.