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Broadway theaters dim their lights to honor Robin Williams

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The neon lights along Broadway in New York City went dark on Wednesday evening to honor of Robin Williams.
Broadway theaters dimmed their marquees for one minute at 7:45 p.m. to respect to the Academy Award winning actor just two days after his suicide.

Broadway was vocal in their support of Williams. Executive director of The Broadway League Charlotte St. Martin stated
"Robin Williams was a comedic genius with limitless talent and stunning versatility who left this world far too early," She went on to remark "He made an impact on everyone he met or entertained. Whether on screen or live on stage, his multifaceted talent always created memorable performances."

Williams had his Broadway debut three years ago in the drama "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo." Known for his comic timing (ironically) three years later Broadway is paying its respects to this great legendary comedic genius.

The actor has starred many theatrical productions, one of which includes Mike Nichols's 1988 off-Broadway version of Waiting for Godot, along with co-star with Steve Martin

In 2002, he recorded the stand-up comedy special "Robin Williams: Live on Broadway."
Robin Williams died on Monday in his home in northern California. He was 63 years of age. Williams' body found in his home hours after the actor hung himself. He leaves behind his daughter Zelda and his wife, Susan Schneider.

The award winning actor is best known for his roles in the films "Good Will Hunting," "Aladdin" and "Good Morning Vietnam.

Broadway remembered Williams silently on Wednesday with the lights low. Robin Williams reached many people in this world by communicating words and ideas through his vivid character portrayals. To quote Williams' character, John Keating in Dead Poet's Society:

"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

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