by Josie Kafka
Williams’s body was discovered at his home in Marin County. According to the sheriff’s department, he was pronounced dead at the scene in an apparent suicide. Williams had gone to rehab earlier in the summer to “fine-tune” his sobriety, according to the LA Times.
Robin Williams came to prominence on the TV show Mork and Mindy in the late 1970s, and recently shared the small screen with Sarah Michelle Gellar in The Crazy Ones. He has starred in innumerable films, including Dead Poets’ Society, The Birdcage, Awakenings and Insomnia.
He was the voice of the Genie in Aladdin, which is always how I think of him: “Thank you for choosing Magic Carpet for all your travel needs. Don't stand until the rug has come to a complete stop. Thank you. Goodbye, now. Goodbye. Goodbye. Thank you. Goodbye.”