Robin Williams was a pioneer in comedy, and his stand up performances will live on forever alongside the many incredible roles he played on screen. The comic genius died seven years ago today, and his memory has sustained in the hearts of many fans.
Williams’ name trended all over social media today as thousands paid tribute to the late legend. He tragically took his own life at the age of 63-years-old, but the way he left this world does not diminish the joy he brought into it.
Fans from all over posted their favorite Williams roles and memories. “Robin Williams was a very funny man. But my favorite movies of his often had him playing dramatic roles. I loved “Dead Poets Society” for example. RIP, Mr William,” one fan tweeted out.
“7 years ago the world lost this beautiful wonderful soul. I hope his legacy is one of kindness. He was a true genius of his art, and a true original,” another fan said on Twitter.
Others simply tweeted out because they could not believe it has been seven years since we lost him. Robin Williams’ story is full of tragedy and hilarity, but millions were influenced by him throughout his long career in show business.
Williams publicist, Mara Buxbaum, revealed in a 2008 interview that he was suffering from severe depression before his death. His wife, Susan Schneider, said that Robin Williams was sober during the time before his passing, but he was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease. That information did not come out until after his death, because he was not ready to make it public.
You may find a variety of tweets mentioning Robin Williams below. There were tens of thousands more just like this sent out today. RIP.