Two years ago today, the world lost a legend. On August, 11, 2014, Robin Williams died by suicide at the age of 63 after a long struggle with depression and anxiety, in addition to entering the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Williams is known for many iconic roles in films such as “Aladdin,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Hook,” “Dead Poets Society” and many more. Last month, his daughter Zelda remembered the late actor and comedian and days ago, announced that she would be taking a break from social media to memorialize her father. She vowed last year to honor his legacy by continuing his charity work.
Social Media Remembers the Late Robin Williams
Many on Instagram and Twitter took the time to pay tribute to Williams, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, the Rockettes and more.
To a Man that was not only a comedian but so much more. A Father, A Husband, An Uncle, A Nanny, A Boy that never wanted to grow up, A Professor and many, many more. He lead us trough hard times. Trough Happy times. He brought so much light in all of our lifes. And when he was gone we lost a kind soul and heart. Well that's what I tought. But he isn't gone. He left a piece of his light in all of us. A piece of light so we can light up the world in his name. for the future. for everybody who has a broken heart and feels lost. A great Man has gone but we will move on with his love. Robin Williams you are never forgotten ❤#robinwilliams #actor #light #love #rip #future
Heute ist es schon zwei Jahre her, dass Robin Williams gestorben ist. Für mich war er untrennbar verbunden mit seiner Rolle als Lehrer John Keating in Der Club der toten Dichter. Buch und Film haben wir im Englisch-Unterricht behandelt und die Geschichte hat mir damals viel bedeutet. Today it's been two years since the death of Robin Williams. I will always remember him in his role as teacher John Keating in Dead Poets Society, which we watched and read when I was at school. The story meant a lot to me back then and still does today. Carpe diem! . . . PS: If any of you is struggling with #depression, reach out and try to get help, don't be ashamed. There is a chance that things get better! #bookstagram #booklove #schoolmemories #robinwilliams #carpediem #deadpoetssociety #clubdertotendichter #ohcaptainmycaptain #johnkeating #bookstagramfeatures #bookishfeatures #bookishplaces #YAreader #youngadultbooks #theYAGalShoutout #depressionawareness #starkgegendepression #mentalhealthawareness
A part of my childhood perished two years ago today. The world lost Robin Williams and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't miss him. This guy was one of the best actors in our business, as well as one of the best comedians. It's heartbreaking that he passed the way he did and no one should have to deal with what Robin dealt with. I miss this man, as well as his charm, laugh and charisma. Today, we celebrate his amazing long-spanning career. #RobinWilliams
Such an amazing mind with a big beautiful heart. His work had such a heavy, yet positive, impact on my life and to be honest I still can't believe he's gone. Side note: Turns out this captured moment, a long-time favourite of mine, was taken the year I was born. I do love the Universe when it gets all cosmically weird like that. #2years #robinwilliams #legend #thecomedystore #1978 #loved
I remember where I was when I heard he'd passed. Darkness can so easily hide behind light, when that light is oh so vast!
— Sarah Joy (@Zagg2Wall) August 11, 2016
RIP Robin Williams, my captain. Still a guiding light in my life and a role model for who I want to be. Kind AND hilarious. Simply the best.
— Matt Bennett (@MattBennett) August 11, 2016
— NotMeUs (@NotMeUs) August 11, 2016
Robin Williams has and always will be my favorite actor. pic.twitter.com/hzvvmHfgj8
— kait_the_directioner (@kat25gal) August 11, 2016
Two years ago today, the world lost Robin Williams. RIP Genie, you're free. Merica. pic.twitter.com/BGB4jlypsd
— Cloyd Rivers (@CloydRivers) August 11, 2016
Seeing "Robin Williams" trending makes me smile and cry. I never loved a stranger so much.
— Jennifer Crockett (@jmcrockett2) August 11, 2016
Two years ago today we lost one of the most funniest, talented, and uplifting person in the world. We will forever miss you Robin Williams
— Jessica (@chasingfranta) August 11, 2016
Robin Williams died on this day 2 years ago. Rest in peace, Robinpic.twitter.com/cb4J2HaEnv
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 11, 2016
Robin Williams passed away two years ago today. I remember the moment I found out. His light is deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/MnBR6LoBGK
— Azucar (@reresmiles) August 11, 2016
we lost this wonderful man two years ago today. I think it’s safe to say the world still misses you Robin Williams❤️ pic.twitter.com/Bcg79BWzvM
— ㅤ (@JoshxHolder) August 11, 2016
"Genie, you're free!"
2 years ago today we said goodbye to Robin Williams. We know what we'll be watching tonight pic.twitter.com/e6efHrUKEB
— Sky Cinema UK & IRL (@SkyCinemaUK) August 11, 2016
Two years ago to this day the world lost an absolute legend. RIP Robin Williams. pic.twitter.com/YHJIAmCw0R
— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) August 11, 2016
How are you remembering Williams today?