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Fans remember Robin Williams on what would have been his 70th birthday: 'We miss him every day'

It's been more than 7 years since we lost Robin Williams. Fans paid tribute to the actor and the amazing human being that he was.

Fans remember Robin Williams on what would have been his 70th birthday: 'We miss him every day'
Source: Getty/1996 Robin Williams in "Jack"

It's been more than seven years since Robin Williams passed away but the tributes have never stop pouring in and that says more about the actor and comedian than anything else. Robin Williams was certainly one of the most talented artists but he was also immensely loved. He died by suicide at age 63 in 2014 while suffering from Lewy body dementia. Good Will Hunting would have turned 70 on July 21. The academy award-winning actor was incredibly versatile, ranging from stand-up comedy, voice acting, dramatic acting, or comedic roles. One of Robin Williams' greatest traits was his ability to connect with people through his work, interviews, or in person. 

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Robin Williams attends the Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Happy Feet Two" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)






Zak Williams paid tribute to his father, writing, "Dad, on what would be your 70th birthday, I would want you to know that your incredible spirit lives within us. Our family will be celebrating you and your memory today. We miss you and love you always!" Fans paid their tributes and remembered the actor on his birthday and celebrated his career. Nakul wrote on Twitter, "Today would have been Robin Williams' 70th birthday! This one still hits me hard. You are missed, brilliant man." Another wrote, "Remembering the heart-shaped soul of Mister Robin Williams who would have celebrated his 70th Birthday today." Many shared quotes and videos from his movies and it's clear to see that he touched people's hearts. George commented, "Happy 70th birth anniversary to the great actor, comedian, and great human being — Robin Williams. It has been 7 years since he left us. We miss him every day."

Promotional studio portrait of American comedians Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal, the hosts of the 'Comedy Relief' variety benefit special, 1986. (Photo by HBO/Getty Images)





Some of his incredible work includes films like Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Good Will Hunting, Hook, and Jumanji. His work in Television includes Mork and Mindy, Saturday Night Live, and The Crazy Ones. Williams started performing at The Other Cafe, a comedy club in San Francisco, where he did standup in the mid-70s. When he passed away, fans dropped flowers outside the cafe, where his career had begun.



He was loved by his peers just as much as his fans. After his passing, Sarah Michelle Gellar, his co-star from The Crazy Ones, posted a passage by Ralph Waldo Emerson to pay tribute to the actor. "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded." You succeeded Robin Williams," she wrote





Robin Williams' testified before the Senate on the issue of homelessness in the '90s and his speech certainly showed what an incredible human being he was. "What we've been doing for the last four years is basically putting a band-aid on a very gaping wound. But this is, this program has incredible possibilities to deal with basically keeping people in their homes. The problem cannot be denied anymore, we cannot be a kinder, blinder nation," said Williams. "I do believe this can work in an incredible way, from a grassroots level, that the money can get to that and prevent, truly prevent, homelessness, that's where it lies. You can't keep picking people up, you have to stop them from falling." Robin Williams had a knack for breaking the tension with comedy and he certainly did that when he was at the Senate. "I know it's a little scary having a comic in front of you, it's kind of like having a porcupine in a hemophilic ward. I present just my simple soul and hope you do continue this in a bipartisan way," he concluded. 










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