Robin Williams shocked the world with his suicide on Monday, Aug. 11, at age 63. The beloved actor was revealed to have been suffering from depression.
I grew up watching Williams in brilliant roles like Peter Banning in Hook and Daniel Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire. Jumanji and Aladdin also come to mind, in which he played Alan Parrish and Genie, respectively.
Nintendo fans may remember Williams as a fan and supporter of The Legend of Zelda, his favorite video game series. He named his daughter after Princess Zelda, and the two appeared in some of the best Zelda commercials in recent memory:
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
If those don’t bring both a smile to your face and a pang of grief to your heart, I don’t know what will. Rest in peace, Robin Williams.