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Comedic legend Robin Williams suicide due to asphyxia

Broadway Global fans mourn passing of comedic genius Robin Williams.
Broadway Global fans mourn passing of comedic genius Robin Williams.
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Broadway Global shares shocking news from Robin Williams Publicist Mara Baxbaum. Sixty Three year old Broadway, Film, TV' Star Robin Williams was found unconscious in his Tiburon California home. We must thank Twentieth Century Fox Television producer of "The Crazy Ones", who shared this statement “Robin Williams was a comedy giant, and although we only knew him personally for a season, he was warm, funny and a true professional. His cast and crew both loved him and loved working with him, and our hearts go out to his family and friends. He was one of a kind.”

Robin Williams' recent Broadway hit play Bangal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was a huge success as theatre critic Charles Isherwood of The New York Times is quoted "Mr. Williams, the kinetic comic who has sometimes revealed a marshmallowy streak in movies, never indulges the audience’s hunger for displays of humorous invention or pinpricks of poignancy. He gives a performance of focused intelligence and integrity, embodying the animal who becomes the play’s questioning conscience with a savage bite that never loosens its grip. And, oh yes, Mr. Williams is quite funny too. He is after all playing a tiger with a foul mouth and a disposition to match, who’s been locked up in the Baghdad zoo for years and is growling as loudly as his stomach when the play opens."

Recent Jimmy Kimmel Live You Tube video with Robin Williams can be found on his site. His last film trailer posted on his site is for Fox's, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb directed by Shawn Levy is the last post on his Facebook Fan page July 30, 2014. The film's past products brought in over one billion worldwide. Production companies, celebrities, cast members and dear friends share heartfelt messages, as Robin's family ask for your respect at this time.

Working at Disneyland in the first Aladdin musical we heard Robin Williams voice as the Genie everyday. Robin's voice was magical, with exquisite depth to express humor and fear with extreme color. This ability was as effortless in portraying dramatic or comedic characters that will live for eternity in our hearts and on the big screen. We have lost a legendary talent and humanitarian!" Richard Cameron and fellow Disney original cast members of Aladdin, Scott Dreier, Kelly DiLorenzo, David Holmes, Michael Kostroff, Curt Skinner, Tracy Miller Schell, Eric Leviton, Lesli Margherita, Glenn Shiroma, and many Aladdin cast, who through his talents shared the magic carpet ride, and are still working in show business today from Broadway across the globe.

As Genie emeritus Robin Williams' improvised magic made Aladdin a hit movie for Disney. Even today children around the globe embrace his infectious, frenzied performance as the Genie, who shows every young child anyone can be a prince or princess. Now the current Broadway Aladdin lives on, from Williams original abilities that made the film current and clever.

Debbie Allen tweets "A voice synonymous with joy is now silent. We will miss you Robin. You will always be loved. ‪#‎RIPRobinWilliams‬." The Screen Actors Guild " Joins the world in mourning the sudden passing of Robin Williams SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, "I am deeply saddened to hear of Robin Williams' death. He was a performer of limitless versatility, equal adept at comedy and drama, whether scripted or improv. With his incomparable manic style, he could appeal to adult sensibilities in a stand-up comedy routine or elicit giggles from children as the voice of Genie in Aladdin. Outside of his career, he used his considerable talents to raise money for charuty. He was not only a talented man, but a trye humanitarian. I's such a tremendous loss".

Williams received his Academy Award for best Supporting Actors for his performance in Good Will Hunting. A comic global legend Robin held two Screen Actors Awards, two Emmy Awards, Four Golden Globes and Five Grammy Awards. Robin Williams' brilliant works will carry on his legacy of a comedic genius, and honest portrayals in dramatic films. Broadway Global, Theatre Chat fans are devastated, but please use Robin Williams' death as an educational story to learn how we can save others from depression in our stressed out global society. We must never think that iconic stars are above normal human feelings. We send heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. For more information visit Robin Williams official site at

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