Suspected of having committed suicide, the news of Williams’ passing spread like wildfire among shocked fans and colleagues.
Robin Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian, and rose to fame in the TV series Mork & Mindy with his role as the alien Mork, He then went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up as well as feature films, where he carved a niche for himself with his comedic and verbal talents.
His more serious acting work did not go unnoticed either. Williams was nominated for as many as four Academy Award, but won only one for Best Supporting Actor for his 1997 role as a counselor in Good Will Hunting about a math prodigy on Boston.
The L Street Tavern in Boston, where parts of the film were shot, also released a statement condoling Williams’ passing.