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Robin Williams : Contributions to Sci Fi / Fantasy

Actor / Comedian Robin Williams found dead at 63
Actor / Comedian Robin Williams found dead at 63

Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported.

He was 63.

Authorities said cause of death was suicide by hanging. According to his publicist, Williams had been battling severe depression and spent time in rehab as recently as July.

Police said that Williams was found unconscious around noon in his home in Tiburon, California, near San Francisco.

Williams was best known for his starring roles in classic comedies like "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Good Morning, Vietnam" and "Jumanji," but also in acclaimed dramas such as "Dead Poets Society." He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Sean Maguire in "Good Will Hunting." He rose to fame while playing Mork the alien in the TV show "Mork & Mindy," a "Happy Days" spinoff.

In "Dead Poets Society," Williams plays John Keating, an electric English teacher at an elite all-boys high school. In a quintessential speech, Keating tells his students:

To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse.

Beyond his comedic and dramatic performances Robin Williams also gave us some great sci-fi, adventure, and fantasy roles as well. His favorite thing was to make you laugh, his daughter Zelda Williams, and many other celebrities, have been tweeting about Williams since the announcement just two short days ago.

Let's take a look back at Robins amazing performances in the sci-fi, adventure, and fantasy genres.

2014 - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - Teddy Roosevelt

2009 - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - Teddy Roosevelt

2006 - Night at the Museum - Teddy Roosevelt

2005 - Robots - Fender (voice)

2004 - The Final Cut - Alan Hackman

2001 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence - Dr. Know (voice)

1999 - Bicentennial Man - Andrew Martin

1998 - What Dreams May Come - Chris Nielsen

1997 - Flubber - Professor Philip Brainard

1996 - Aladdin and the King of Thieves - Genie (voice)

1996 - Jack - Jack Powel

1995 - Jumanji - Alan Parrish

1992 - Toys - Leslie Zevo

1992 - Aladdin - Genie / Merchant (voice)

1992 - From Time to Time (Short) - Timekeeper (voice)

1992 - FernGully: The Last Rainforest - Batty Koda (voice)

1991 - Rabbit Ears: The Fool and the Flying Ship (Video short) - Narrator (voice)

1991 - Hook - Peter Banning

1988 - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - King of the Moon (as Ray D. Tutto)

1982 - Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) - The Frog / Prince Robin

1978-1982 - Mork & Mindy - Mork / Himself

1980 - Popeye - Popeye

All of his work has left us in amazement and sometimes in tears either from laughing or from crying. Je touched all of our lives in so many ways.

What was your favorite Robin Williams moment or movie? Let us know below in the comments.

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