Remembering Robin Williams, actor, comedian, Nintendo fan

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:

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.

In addition to being a girl gamer, Holly prides herself on being a red-head. Consequently, the blue shell in the Mario Kart series is her natural enemy. Don't worry, though: she still loves Mario Kart and is very good, despite the occasional blue shell-sabotaged race. Like any Nintendo fan, Holly also loves Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, name it. But she'll try just about anything (besides horror games) and has a soft spot for unique, little-known rhythm games like Rhythm Heaven and Samba de Amigo. NNID: Aeroweth