Today the sad news broke that Actor and Comedian, Robin Williams passed away. Though the cause of death has not yet been confirmed, The Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division released a statement saying that

“...the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”

Whatever the circumstances of his death, it is evident that this has come as a shock to the Hollywood community and the world. I only knew the Robin Williams I saw on screen but what I saw was an intelligent, funny, quick-witted character full of zest and spark. In his stand up work and during interviews he exuded a frenetic energy when he spoke. As an actor, his mere presence commanded the screen. I can’t even begin to understand the sadness and grief felt by those who knew Robin Williams but we at the Dancing In My Heels team are among the legions of fans who will be mourning the loss of this true entertainer. Today we want to say: Mr Williams, thanks for the laughs, thanks for the memories.

Here is how we'll remember you.

http://youtu.be/M9FMrjDasBk

As the comedic genius that made us laugh until we cried.

 

http://youtu.be/qGhfxKUH80M

As the unrelenting entertainer, impersonator, improvisor; always armed with a story to bestow.

 

http://youtu.be/WQx4--L0TdY

As the loveable and inquisitive alien, Mork. Nanoo nanoo!

 

http://youtu.be/DBSAeqdcZAM

As Garp - the man who saw the world through a different lens.

 

http://youtu.be/Erf2iFHG44M

As the radio announcer who once bellowed that now famous line...."Goooood Morning Vietnam!"

 

http://youtu.be/aS1esgRV4Rc

As the inspirational John Keating in Dead Poets Society.

 

http://youtu.be/fKLyhUgAA58

As the unwavering Doctor Malcolm Sayer who reminded us of the resilience of the human spirit in Awakenings.

 

http://youtu.be/T0jVCDHE6pI

As the boy who grew old but found his way back in Hook.

 

http://youtu.be/X0l2T7iF0Ro

As the crafty Mrs Doubtfire.

 

http://youtu.be/dTllG2KdPMQ

As the man trapped in the boardgame that is Jumanji.

 

http://youtu.be/6WAylnO5gtA

As counselor and confidant in Good Will Hunting. 

 

http://youtu.be/xsvH1HOpXJU

As the rascal father in the The Crazy Ones.

 

http://youtu.be/SPz6JKGlzSI

In the words of Michael Parkinson; "He is one of the great names of modern comedy, much imitated, rarely equaled, and never surpassed..." Goodbye Mr Williams. Thanks for contributing a verse.

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