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Robin Williams | 1951-2014

Robin Williams, who rose to fame on television as a memorable alien in "Mork & Mindy" and went on to become an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said he appears to have committed suicide. His death shocked the nation, prompting an outpouring of grief and tributes from his costars and from President Obama.

  • How Robin Williams became 'Aladdin's' Genie

    How Robin Williams became 'Aladdin's' Genie

    In 1991, directors John Clements and Ron Musker gave Disney animator Eric Goldberg an unusual assignment: listen to Robin Williams' stand-up albums and draw the comic, as a genie. Clements and Musker were making "Aladdin," the musical fantasy that would go on to become the highest grossing film...

  • Robin Williams: Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon remember 'best' guest

    Robin Williams: Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon remember 'best' guest

    Late night hosts began paying proper respects to Robin Williams on Tuesday night, beginning with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" and Conan O'Brien on "Conan." O'Brien broke the news to his studio audience on Monday, but 24 hours later, he was able to better collect his thoughts and share a surprising...

  • Remembering Robin Williams as the voice of the Olympics [Videos]

    Remembering Robin Williams as the voice of the Olympics [Videos]

    When the International Olympic Committee planned a series of short television commercials to celebrate its athletes in 2000, officials thought Robin Williams would be perfect for the voice-overs. But they never expected him to do it. Not only did Williams sign on for the "Celebrate Humanity" campaign,...

  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself. For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have saved him if only I'd been nicer or paid more...

  • Judge asks Robin Williams' widow, children to settle estate battle outside courtroom

    Judge asks Robin Williams' widow, children to settle estate battle outside courtroom

    A judge is asking Robin Williams’ widow and his adult children to try and settle their dispute over the late actor’s estate before a court hearing in June. Susan Schneider Williams filed a petition in December, saying his three children are claiming memorabilia that was bestowed to her. She also...

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