History: Oscar-Winning Actor Robin Williams Dies at 63 (August 11, 2014)

Robin Williams Good Will Hunting

Robin Williams, the prolific Oscar-winning actor and comedian, died by suicide on August 11, 2014. He was 63. Read more from History here.

“From entertaining thousands of service men and women in war zones, to his philanthropy that helped veterans struggling with hidden wounds of war, he was a loyal and compassionate advocate for all who serve this nation in uniform,” [Chuck] Hagel said in a released statement. “He will be dearly missed by the men and women of DOD, so many of whom were personally touched by his humor and generosity.” -Stars and Stripes

DoD Press Release Robin Williams

Department of Defense Press Release for Robin Williams found here.

Obama White House

Statement by the President on the Passing of Robin Williams found here.

Good Will Hunting:

Will (Matt Damon) wants to know what’s in his file, while Sean (Robin Williams) assures him that the abuse he suffered wasn’t his fault. -Miramax

“The most brilliant mind at America’s top university isn’t a student, he’s the kid who cleans the floors. Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who is failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will’s last chance is a psychology professor, who might be the only man who can reach him. Finally forced to deal with his past, Will discovers that the only one holding him back is himself.” –Miramax Official Site

Mira Sorvino presents Robin Williams with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Good Will Hunting at the 70th Academy Awards. -Oscars

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Statement by SecDef Chuck Hagel on the Passing of Robin Williams
Good Will Hunting | Miramax | YouTube
Good Will Hunting | Miramax | HBO Max
Good Will Hunting | Miramax | Showtime
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Good Will Hunting – Official Site – Miramax

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