Fans remember the longtime actor and comedian who died six years ago, with birthday wishes and fond memories on social media.
“I had the honor of meeting Robin Williams in Afghanistan,” US Army veteran David Weissman tweeted to his 167,400 followers. “He was [a] huge supporter of soldiers. #HappyBirthdayRobinWilliams.” Also Read– Becca Kufrin claps back at fans over Garrett Yrigoyen
“Robin Williams felt immortal in a way that’s hard to articulate, but we didn’t know that until we lost him,” writer Charlotte Clymer tweeted to her 315,500 followers. “And like many, for years afterward, I would forget he died and be shocked upon reminding. No other person’s death has felt that way to me.”
Robin Williams left no suicide note
Robin Williams was born on July 21, 1951, in Chicago and took his life in his home in San Francisco on August 11, 2014. Just a month after turning 63. The actor’s sudden death was a shock to people all around the world.
Robin Williams battle with Lewy body dementia
Reports indicated Williams had severe depression and Parkinson’s however the autopsy discovered he had developed Lewy body dementia. Lewy body dementia is the second most common progressive dementia, which is an incurable brain disease. The disease starts with memory problems and worsens to personality changes, psychiatric symptoms including psychosis and death.
That led some fans to tweet the Williams quote, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”
Robin Williams had many Golden Globes and Emmy awards to his name. He had 65 wins and 85 nominations which included Grammy, Kids’ Choice, and Peabody awards.