Robin Williams is an iconic American actor and comedian who became famous for his improv skills. He is thought to be one of the best comedians and created characters on the spot.
His career began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s.
He rose in fame and popularity significantly after playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy.
After having his first starring role in 1980 in the film Popeye, he would continue to rise in popularity and considerable box office successes throughout his career.
Robin voiced characters in several animated movies but was best known as the Genie in the movie Aladdin in 1992.
He accepted the role due to wanting to impact the wonder and imagination of children, and he even improvised most of the dialogue.
This role became one of his most iconic and best-loved and won him numerous awards. However, even with all the power of stardom, Robin could not escape issues with his health.
Robin committed suicide in 2014 after suffering from depression. It would later come to light that he suffered from Lewy body dementia, which was discovered after his death.
10 /10 Robin William's Death
On August 11th, 2014, Robin passed away from suicide by hanging at his home in Paradise Cay, California. He was discovered by his longtime assistant Rebecca Erwin Spencer and her husband, Dan.
Rebecca found Robin dead from hanging himself with a belt. Before discovering his body, she slipped a note under the door to see if he was okay but had no response.
She then found Robin’s body after using a paper clip to open the lock on the bedroom door.
9 /10 Working On His Final Role
Robin’s last on-screen role was in the film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. During his time on set, he struggled to remember his lines and had difficulty prepping for his role due to this.
In addition, leading up to working on stage, he was plagued by anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks, and insomnia but had no real explanation for why this was occurring.