2014 was a tough year for movie buffs, TV lovers, music fans, and comedy connoisseurs alike. Before we turn the calendar to 2015, let’s take a moment to stop, reflect, and remember the beloved entertainers, filmmakers, and other pop culture personalities we lost this year. You’ll find EW’s In Memoriam 2014 reel after the jump.
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“Often I see something or if I’m watching a film, I think, ‘Oh, man, he would have appreciated this,’ or ‘He would have gotten a laugh out of this,” Zak said.
Some of Robin’s own films continue to come out, including Dec. 19’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. He also starred in Merry Friggin’ Christmas, a holiday film that was released in November. READ FULL STORY
When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his longtime pal and comic cohort. Here, Crystal bids farewell to his dear friend by imagining Williams doing stand-up for the most heavenly audience.
“If heaven exists, to know that there’s laughs, that would be a great thing…”
—Robin Williams, Inside the Actors Studio READ FULL STORY
In a rare, partly raunchy and partly profound interview from 1991, Robin Williams was asked what the world would be like in the year 2020.
UPDATE: MLB.com has posted video of the tribute as well as the pitch, both of which are embedded below.
ORIGINAL STORY: Family and friends were on hand for a tribute to Robin Williams during the fifth game of the World Series on Oct. 26 to honor the late Giants fan.
In Mork and Mindy, the sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1982, Robin Williams played Mork, an extraterrestrial who made his way to Earth in an egg-shaped spaceship. (Yep, Williams did the whole extraterrestrial thing before E.T. made it cool.)
Now, more than 30 years later, Williams’ spacesuit is reportedly going up for auction, along with Mork’s spaceship.
According to AFP, both items will go on sale at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia that will be held in Calabasas, California. Mork’s spacesuit has an estimated price of $20,000, while the spaceship is expected to go for anywhere between $4,000 and $6,000.
The auction will be held from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20.
During his appearance on The Tonight Show last night, Billy Crystal emotionally told Fallon about eulogizing his friend Robin Williams at the Emmys. That prompted a sad—but, naturally, hilarious—remembrance of Williams from both Crystal and Fallon. READ FULL STORY
In addition to his many, many, many other admirable traits, the late Robin Williams was a devoted World of Warcraft player. In the wake of his passing, a petition circulated requesting that Warcraft designer Blizzard create some kind of memorial.
Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda was bullied on social media after her father’s death, causing the 25-year-old to suspend her Twitter and Instagram accounts. “Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever,” Zelda posted on Twitter Aug. 13. Nearly three weeks later, she’s back.
Zelda posted a simple tweet Monday, her first since Aug. 13, reading “Thank you.” In that tweet, she also linked to a Tumblr post containing a quote from actor Harvey Fierstein: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.” READ FULL STORY
Billy Crystal remembered Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11 at 63, during the Emmys memorial segment Monday evening.
Before Crystal’s tribute, the Emmys also remembered other stars who died this year, including Paul Walker, James Avery, Ann B. Davis, Shirley Temple, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lauren Bacall, and Sid Caesar, in a video segment that played as Sara Bareilles sang Nat King Cole’s “Smile” live.
The video segment ended on a photo of Robin Williams as Billy Crystal began his tribute onstage. “He made us laugh. Hard,” Crystal started. “Every time you saw him.” Crystal and Williams starred in 1997 comedy Fathers’ Day together and also both had supporting roles in 1996’s Hamlet. READ FULL STORY
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