The famous comedian and Oscar winner Robin Williams passed away five years ago, on August 11, 2014. According to the decision of experts, the cause of death of the 63-year-old actor was suicide.
The death of the actor was ascertained at 00:02, and at that time his wife Susan Schneider was in the house. In the morning, she felt that Williams was sleeping in her room, and calmly went about her business. This was during a press conference, said a spokesman for the County Police, California, Keith Boyd.
Williams’s wife later admitted that he had a pathological feeling of anxiety, was depressed for a long time and suffered from Parkinson’s disease at an early stage, but hid it from the public. She was categorically rejected by the press about the abuse of alcohol and drugs by Williams. According to Schneider, “in addition to the three children, Williams’s greatest legacy is the joy and happiness that he gave to other people, especially those who have personal problems.”
According to a close friend of Williams, comedian Rob Schneider, shortly before his death, the actor began to take a new cure for Parkinson’s disease. According to media reports, a month before his death, Williams went through a “sobriety” program at a rehabilitation center due to problems with alcohol and drugs. The representative of the actor spoke about his fight against severe depression, but did not confirm the version of suicide.
The actor’s wife said she really hopes that the public’s attention will be focused not on the circumstances of the actor’s death, but on “those countless moments of joy and laughter that he gave to millions.” It was on them that US President Barack Obama stopped, expressing his condolences to the Williams family.
“He was a pilot, a doctor, a genie, a nurse, a president, a professor, a restless Peter Pan, and a little bit of everything. But he was one of a kind, ”Obama said.
The filmography of Williams has more than a hundred diverse paintings. He made his film debut in the role of the brave sailor Popeye in the Robert Altman film of the same name, received the first Oscar nomination after Good Morning Vietnam, played in Jumanji and Mrs. Doutfire.
Williams has three Academy Award nominations and one statuette won: he received her for a supporting role in “Good Will Hunting.” During his career, he has collected about 70 nominations and more than 50 awards, including five Golden Globes and two prime time Emmys.
In 1997, Entertainment Weekly magazine first named Williams “the funniest person” for his many appearances as a stand-up comedian. In this role of the Oscar-winning actor was manifested what cannot be shown on the screen. For Williams, there were no forbidden topics: in the stream of his jokes were sketches about oral sex and George W. Bush. He was not modest when speaking of his own talent, and even joked about his own death.
“When I die, dance on my grave, and water the flowers with what you drink yourself. Do anything, just don’t need to clone me, because the clone will never be like me, ”said the comedian, nicknamed in society“ a man who can make furniture laugh. ”
Having lived to mature years, Williams did not stop filming, rode a bicycle around his native San Francisco and raised children, whom he called the meaning of his life. After the death of the actor, his son Zach Williams honored his late father, naming his newborn son in honor of the famous comedian. The child was named Maclorin Clement Williams – Maclorin was the actor’s middle name.
“Einstein from the comedy,” as Robin Williams was later called, amused the audience and managed to achieve considerable success in this field. He began to be invited to famous clubs in America, and then Great Britain, where the artist quickly became very popular and in demand. Soon he was invited to the Richard Prior Show. Almost all comedians dreamed of joining the cast of this program.
The fame and popularity of Robin Williams, as they say, are going wild. His photographs appear on the covers of major newspapers and magazines. The artist is a regular guest of various shows. And he begins to actively act in films. The main role in the film “Popeye” brought the actor even greater fame. After 2 years, in the 1980th, Robin Williams appeared in the comedy “The World of the Harp”.