On This Day: Robin Williams Dies at 63August 11, 2015
TODAY in HISTORY: August 11th, 2014
On this day last year, the world lost actor and comedian Robin Williams who passed away at the age of 63.
Williams rose to prominence in the late 1970s in the hit TV sitcom “Mork & Mindy” then went on to star in dozens of films, including “Dead Poets Society” (1989), “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) and “Good Will Hunting” (1997).
As a versatile and inventive performer Williams was known as both a comic genius with a rapid-fire delivery and talent for impressions, as well as an accomplished dramatic actor who took on a broad range of roles.
The actor was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California after committing suicide. Following his death, it was announced the 63-year-old entertainer had been suffering from severe depression and was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Source: History.com/Image: wakingtimes.com
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