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Robin Williams: A life in pictures

Last updated on: August 12, 2014 13:14 IST

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To think that a legendary comic, who was known for bringing the house down with his sparkling wit and extraordinary sense of humour, would be battling depression in real life, is beyond us.

Here is a peek into heartwarming moments from the late acting stalwart Robin Williams' extraordinary life.

Robin Williams holds his Oscar after winning best performance by an actor in a supporting role March 23, 1998, at the 70th Annual Academy Awards. Williams won for his role in Good Will Hunting.

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Robin Williams performs at the eighth annual Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation Grand Slam for Children benefit concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 4, 2003.

 


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Robin Williams lifts his kilt while performing with Billy Crystal at The Kennedy Center Annual Celebration of American Humor honoring Whoopi Goldberg in Washington October 15, 2001.



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Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams, wearing a prop from his new film Patch Adams places his handprints in cement during ceremonies to honor him at Mann's Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood, December 22, 1998.

Williams starred in the comedy film Patch Adams where he portrays an outrageous medical student who risks his career with his belief that laughter is contageous.



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Robin Williams (centre) sings the nominated song Blame Canada from the movie South Park:Bigger,Longer and Uncut during the Academy Awards, March 26, 2000.



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Robin Williams sings at the "Idol Gives Back" show at the Kodak theatre in Hollywood, California April 6, 2008.

The American Idol special charity event benefitted relief programs for children and young people in extreme poverty.


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Williams (right) gets slimed by show host Jack Black at the 19th annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice awards at the UCLA's Pauley Pavillion in Los Angeles April 1, 2006.



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Robin Williams (top left) and his children watch the semifinal match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Lleyton Hewitt of Australia at the US Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York, September 10, 2005.



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The actor reacts after receiving the Stand Up Icon Award during the second annual 2012 Comedy Awards in New York April 28, 2012.


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Williams hugs Halle Berry after she presented him with the funniest male star award at the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California January 9, 2007. 


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Robin Williams shares a light moment with Ben Stiller and Ricky Gervais as they answer reporters' questions in the Smithsonian Castle during a news conference to discuss their film A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian in Washington, May 15, 2009. 


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Williams and daughter Zelda Williams pose for photographers during premiere of their film House of D in New York on April 10, 2005.

Williams and Zelda starred in the film directed by David Duchovny.


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The comedian-actor is seen here with wife Marsha (right) and son Zach (left) at the premiere of the movie Death to Smoochy, in New York on March 26, 2002.

The movie starred Williams and Edward Norton and opened on March 29, 2002.


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