Yesterday we learned of the tragic and untimely death of the actor and comedian Robin Williams. Born in 1951, he was undoubtedly one of the finest and most original talents of his generation.
He first rose to fame in his role as Mork in the TV series Mork and Mindy. He went on to establish a successful career in stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His films included Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society and many more.
He was the recipient of an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.
His death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from around the world including this one from his wife Susan – This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.
I will leave the final words to Robin Williams himself, or rather as his wonderful creation Mork of Mork and Mindy.