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5 uplifting facts about Robin Williams 6 years after his death

One of Hollywood's most beloved actors. Robin Williams made his way into everybody's hearts! Scroll down to see the video for some surprising facts about the actor.

  • The comedian started doing stand-up and rapidly climbed to the top, acting in Jumanji, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and much more.
  • On August 11th it was 6 years of the actors' death in 2014. Medical experts attributed his suicide to his health problem, Lewy body disease, a type of dementia that comes with changes in sleep, behavior and cognition.

1. He improvised the scene in Good Will Hunting where he describes his wife’s farts. Matt Damon was laughing uncontrollably.

Good Will Hunting, 1997

2. When he was in Juilliard he was told not to waste his time with acting and to focus on stand-up comedy. Williams was amazing at impersonating other actors such as Al Pacino.


3. He also improvised the scene in Mrs. Doubtfire where her face melts off. The truth is the lighting accidentally started to melt during filming.

Mrs Doubtfire, 1993


4. Make-A-Wish Foundation was heavily involved in the filming of Patch Adams, and the children from the foundation are the ones in the movie.

Patch Adams, 1998

5. He was friends with Koko the gorilla from San Francisco Zoo. Koko knows almost all the Sign Language alphabet.

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