“He was always in character — you never saw the real Robin,” said Jamie Masada, founder and chief executive of the Laugh Factory. The U.S. President issued a statement about Williams’ passing. “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and everything in between .But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets,” Obama said. Many celebrities also expressed their thoughts.
His film career included major films as The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Good Will Hunting (1997), and some financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin and had many others roles. Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.