Today marks the anniversary of the tragic death of Robin Williams. Many took to Twitter and Instagram to pay tribute to the legendary actor. Some recount memories and others discuss the impact he had, and still has, on comedy.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who starred alongside Robin Williams in a 2014 television show, wrote a particularly moving tribute on Instagram.
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better wether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded” #Emerson You succeeded RW #RobinWilliams
Other celebrities chipped in their memories of Robin Williams. Many note how influential he still is.
His death caused many to re-watch Williams’s iconic films and to discover some of his earlier works.
Then-unknown Robin Williams performing as a mime in Central Park, 1974 (2/4) pic.twitter.com/va2rg0omay
— Larry Wright (@refocusedmedia) August 12, 2014
— Matthew Ward (@HistoryNeedsYou) August 11, 2015
While Robin Williams may be gone, he will continue to live on through his numerous works and through inspiring others.
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