On August 11, one of the most beloved actors of our time, Robin Williams, passed away. He was a famous actor, comedian, film producer and screenwriter that loved to make people laugh. Williams started doing stand-up comedy in his hometown of San Francisco at the age of twenty. Some of his most famous works include: “Good Will Hunting”; “Mrs. Doubtfire”; “Dead Poets Society” and “Good Morning, Vietnam.” The films gave him the recognition that he had been working towards for all of those years. The Hooch community was shocked after hearing the news.
Mrs. Smith said she”loved the work he did so much that when [she] was in 7th grade, [her] punishment was not being able to watch ‘Mork and Mindy’,” a comedy show starring Williams. Her top ten movies of all time include three of his works: “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “Dead Poets Society “and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Junior, Alice Zhou, indicated that, “Death is always sad, especially when it is good actor/entertainer like Robin Williams.” Alice expressed her enjoyment of his comedy and how the loved to make people laugh. Chattahoochee junior, Henry Smith, was stunned when he heard about Williams. “I thought that such a humorous guy would not suffer from depression. It really opened my eyes to issues that lie under the surface.”
Although Williams was successful, he did experience some tough times during his career. Sometimes the stress of life got to him. Critics said that his creative process could reverse into a complete meltdown. Even though he had to go through these rough times, Williams did not give up. His perseverance inspired many others to never give up and work through their difficult times in life.
Another reason that kids all around the country looked up to Williams was because he was involved in philanthropy. He raised over $80 million by 2014, worked for Red Cross foundation, helped the U.S.O. for the U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan and even volunteered St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to help the sick children. He will truly be missed by everyone for his comedy and remarkable deeds.
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