Williams' loyal fanbase honored the icon on social media on his birthday by sharing some of their fondest memories of the actor.
It's been six years since the curtain fell on the legendary Robin Williams' life. Yet, bittersweet memories of the beloved actor/comedian remain fresh in the minds of his fans across the globe. More so this week as the star who made the whole world laugh would've turned 69-years-old on Tuesday, July 21. Williams' loyal fanbase honored the icon on social media by sharing some of their fondest memories of the actor and it was yet another reminder of how the Mrs. Doubtfire star will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Trending because the world misses such an iconic legend. Would've been 69 today. Happy heavenly birthday to the greatest actor of my life. I'm glad I grew up watching the funniest man in the world. Mise you Robin Williams and rest in peace you legend. pic.twitter.com/Z4oWyAUgQN— 𝑪𝒉𝒍𝒐𝒆 (@SlaterBroadway) July 21, 2020
While Williams made a career for himself a stand-up comedian and actor who made his audience laugh, in his personal life, he battled demons that wreaked havoc in his brain. Although it was widely reported following his death in August 2014 that he had been depressed, the star's wife Susan Williams set the record straight in a 2015 interview with PEOPLE. "It was not depression that killed Robin," she said. "Depression was one of let’s call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one." An autopsy of the actor's body revealed that he had Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia or Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), a debilitating brain disease that causes fluctuations in mental status, hallucinations, and impairment of motor function.
Today would have been Robin's 69th Birthday. After watching old videos of my act from 86, I realize I owe him everything. The genius of the man, the empathy in his stand up and the hilarity of his talent took stand up to a new place. Sad today, about brilliance gone. RIP pic.twitter.com/xYklYSJF0a— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) July 21, 2020
"Robin is and will always be a larger-than-life spirit who was inside the body of a normal man with a human brain. He just happened to be that 1 in 6 who is affected by brain disease," Susan wrote in a 2016 article titled The Terrorist Inside My Husband's Head for the medical journal Neurology. "Not only did I lose my husband to LBD, I lost my best friend. Robin and I had in each other a safe harbor of unconditional love that we had both always longed for. For 7 years together, we got to tell each other our greatest hopes and fears without any judgment, just safety. As we said often to one another, we were each other's anchor and mojo: that magical elixir of feeling grounded and inspired at the same time by each other's presence."
Happy Birthday to one of the most beautiful souls in Heaven!🎉🎊🍰😊A legend 😇Thank you for the laughs, smiles, tears of joy you have brought over the years. Gone but not forgotten. Forever in our hearts💙We still can learn a lot from you🌹🦋🌟#HappyBirthdayRobinWilliams #RIP🙏 pic.twitter.com/pLezCjt6Id— Heather🌹😇🌹🦋🌷🌸🌻🌼☘️🌺 (@heatherrose1814) July 21, 2020
As we look back at the actor's life and the invaluable contributions he made to this world, here are 15 incredibly powerful quotes from Williams' reel and real life:
I just wanted to say happy birthday to #RobinWilliams. This is a pic on the Sony lot during shooting. We gave him a hat w/ the name of our crew we made after watching #DeadPoetsSociety, “13607 1/2” He’ll never know how much he’s impacted my life #OCaptainMyCaptain #YouAreThePan pic.twitter.com/puNEXtN52a— Dante Basco (@dantebasco) July 22, 2020
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”#RobinWilliams— min⁷🕊 (@ughseokk) July 21, 2020
Thinking about Robin Williams, born on this day in 1951. pic.twitter.com/Zji5vrqWYs— New Beverly Cinema (@newbeverly) July 21, 2020
Still loved and missed by many ♥️ #RobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/73SVRazS77— DDayKrista (@kristanovva) July 21, 2020
Happy birthday Robin Williams. <3 pic.twitter.com/S02ANjHI1u— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) July 21, 2020
Missing the wit and wisdom of Robin Williams on his Birthday today. As the pandemic drags on, sure would be nice to get jarred from this existence through great humor.— Drew Struzan (@DrewStruzan) July 21, 2020
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” - #RobinWilliams ❤️ pic.twitter.com/EhJ7nuEywr
We're celebrating the life and legacy of Robin Williams, who would have been 69 years old today. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RgDDrrC6JM— People (@people) July 21, 2020