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Robin Williams dies: ‘Mork & Mindy’ star Conrad Janis remembers actor

Outpouring of emotion in Hollywood after Robin Williams' death
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Robin Williams’ death has left t Hollywood with grief and few explanations on Tuesday. As fans come to the entertainment capital to pay respects on Robin Williams’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there isn't a dry eye on Hollywood Boulevard. According to KNBC on Tuesday, even Robin Williams’ closest co-stars are devastated about the actors passing. Actor Conrad Janis, who played Mindy's father on the TV show "Mork & Mindy," remembered colleague Robin Williams on Tuesday morning with an exclusive Los Angeles interview on the morning program. Sounding heartbroken, the actor talked about his time working with the talented actor.

Actor Conrad Janis, who played Mindy's father on the TV show "Mork & Mindy," remembers colleague Robin Williams and all the laughter he gave the cast as well as the life studio audience. Sharing that Robin Williams had a photographic memory, the talented comedian would say his lines, but sometimes he would go off scripts. For Janis it meant being ready for his line as it usually followed what Williams said. Typically frowned on in Hollywood, Conrad Janis shared that the lines Robin Williams made up as he went were funny and almost always surprised the audience.

The sad news of Williams’ passing actually shocked Conrad Janis when he got the news. Getting the word from a telephone call placed by a film critic, Conrad admitted that he almost fell down as he was so overwhelmed.

The reports from AZ Central have indicated that fans too have been stunned by the news. Leaving flowers, candles and cards at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the grief felt by movie and television viewers has been pouring out everywhere. So many of Williams' co-stars and fans have expressed their shock and grief via statements and social media. Billy Crystal shared with the world the real sadness people are feeling over Robin Williams’ passing: “No words.”

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