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Robin Williams was the king of laughter and has left us all behind to walk in his shadow of endless humor. We, like the entire world, loved him and are deeply saddened with his passing yesterday, August 11 due to asphyxia. Robin, age 63, was a renowned actor, stand-up comedian, producer and screenwriter. He was famous for his impromptu humor that could bring any crowd to their knees in laughter.

Williams battled cocaine and alcohol addiction for many years. During the all night cocaine and heroin binge that took the life of 'Saturday Night Live' star John Belushi, Williams was with him. The shock of Belushi's death forced Williams to give up cocaine and alcohol - cold turkey. Williams said of the death of Belushi, "The Belushi tragedy was frightening. His death scared a whole group of show-business people. It caused a big exodus from drugs. And for me, there was the baby coming. I knew I couldn’t be a father and live that sort of life.”

In 1978, TV erupted with 'Mork and Mindy' to over 60 million viewers, starring Robin Williams. He was a star on the 2013 TV series 'The Crazy Ones'.

Williams was known to have taken on as many projects as he possibly could, at the same time. Williams reflected during a 2010 interview, "In one two-year period I made eight movies," Williams reflected. "At one point the joke was that there's a movie out without you in it. You have this idea that you'd better keep working, otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. And then you realize, no, actually if you take a break people might be more interested in you. Now, after the heart surgery, I'll take it slow."

His passing does not end his film career. Upcoming films staring Williams include: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb; Boulevard, Absolutely Anything and Merry Friggin' Christmas.

Fox was in the developing stage for a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire with director Christopher Columbus who said of Williams, “We have lost one of our most inspired and gifted comic minds, as well as one of this generation’s greatest actors. To watch Robin work, was a magical and special privilege. His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of ‘genius.’ We were friends for 21 years. Our children grew up together, he inspired us to spend our lives in San Francisco and I loved him like a brother. The world was a better place with Robin in it. And his beautiful legacy will live on forever.”

A list of Robin Williams movies include:

1980 - Popeye
1982 - The World According to Garp
1984 - Moscow on the Hudson
1987 - Good Morning Vietnam
1988 - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
1989 - Dead Poets Society
1990 - Awakenings
1990 - Cadillac Man
1991 - Hook
1991 - The Fisher King
1992 - Aladdin
1992 - Toys
1992 - FernGully: The Last Rainforest
1993 - Mrs. Doubtfire
1993 - Mrs. Doubtfire 2
1994 - Being Human
1995 - Jumanji
1995 - Nine Months
1996 - Jack
1996 - The Birdcage
1996 - Hamlet
1997 - Flubber
1997 - Good Will Hunting
1997 - Fathers Day
1998 - What Dreams May Come
1999 - Bicentennial Man
1999 - Patch Adams
1999 - Jacob the Liar
2001 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence
2002 - Robin Williams: Live on Broadway
2002 - Death to Smoochy
2002 - Insomnia
2002 - One Hour Photo
2004 - House of D
2004 - Final Cut
2005 - Robots
2005 - The Big White
2006 - Man of the Year
2006 - Happy Feet
2006 - RV
2006 - Night at the Museum
2007 - August Rush
2007 - License to Wed
2009 - Worlds Greatest Dad
2009 - Old Dogs
2009 - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
2011 - Happy Feet Two
2013 - The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
2013 - The Butler
2013 - The Big Wedding
2013 - The Face of Love
2014 - Boulevard