July 21st 1951 – August 11th 2014
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Robin Williams from an apparent suicide.
Williams was a brilliant stand-up comedian and impressionist who found worldwide fame and massive success as the naive alien Mork in the hit TV series “Mork and Mindy”.
When the series ended in 1982 he went on to become one the Hollywood’s most versatile actors with memorable performances in both comedic and dramatic roles.
In an acting career spanning over thirty years he starred in such memorable movies as Good Morning Viet Nam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996) and Good Will Hunting (1997).
He also famously provided the voice for the Genie in Disney’s massive hit cartoon version of Aladdin (1992) and the roles of Ramon and Lovelace in the equally successful Happy Feet (2006)
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor three times he won Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting. Other awards included two Emmy, four Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild and five Grammys.
Unfortunately Williams also had a well documented battle with drink and drugs and after a long period of sobriety he was apparently taking steps to regain control prior to his demise.
He generously performed for and donated to many charities, was a keen video gamer and enjoyed role playing games such as World of Warcraft. He loved cycling and had over 50 bicycles.
Married three times with three children he is survived by his wife graphic designer Susan Schneider.
A tragic loss to entertainment and the world in general we would like to take this opportunity to offer our condolences to his friends and family.