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    Posted August 12, 2014 by
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    In Memoriam

    Growing up with Mork

    I have never really cried over a celebrity. I of course felt sadness, however never cried, because I did not know them personally. I took the death of Robin Williams very personally. I have always been a huge fan. From my days growning up seeing him on Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and movies like Popeye, he always had this genuine spirit about him. You wanted more. Everytime I heard his name, or saw him on TV, I smile. As the years went by, I got to see him do some great work. Dead Poet's Society, Awakenings and Good Will Hunting just to name a few, showed his amazing ability as an actor. It was his energy, his amazing ability to take over a room, and to improv his way to a room full of laughter and joy.

    To me, there will never be another comedian/actor/human being such as Robin Williams. When I heard the news that he died, I was shocked, then I had tears in my eyes. It was a like a family member or close friend died. I watch old clips on YouTube, his comedy on stage, interviews and whatever else comes up. It is hard to say goodbye to someone I grew up watching. His movies and comedy was a great escape at times, and his acting brought attention and thought to many great issues about life. I am so sad to hear of his depression, and wish it could have been different. Forever will I be a fan... and I hope someday to see him again in heaven, sharing a laugh.

    As it has been said many times, Genie... you are free. We will never have another friend like you.

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