Eine Petition auf Change.org fordert einen World of Warcraft-Character im Gedenken an Robin Williams. Der Mann war (neben großem Comic-Fan) ein großer Zocker (seine Tochter heisst Zelda, hier das olle Ocarina of Time-Commercial mit den beiden) und hat anonym immer wieder World of Warcraft gespielt, wenn er Zeit hatte.
Und Blizzard hat hingehört:
.@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We’ll see you in-game.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) August 13, 2014
Frau Zelda hat derweil auf Tumblr einen Abschiedsbrief und eine Danksagung für all die Beileidsbekundungen veröffentlicht, inklusive einem augenzwinkernden Seitenhieb auf die Arsch löcher der Welt. Ganz der Papa.
My last day with him was his birthday, and I will forever be grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While Ill never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, theres minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn't help the pain, but at least its a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.
To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after youve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too
Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls Ive ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. Well just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.
Mehr nach dem Klick:
NYTimes: Busy Working, Robin Williams Fought Demons: „Peering through his camera at Robin Williams in 2012, the cinematographer John Bailey thought he glimpsed something not previously evident in the comedian’s work. […] His performance, Mr. Bailey said Tuesday, was a window into the “Swiftian darkness of Robin’s heart.” The actor, like his character, was raging against the storm.“
BBC: The real teachers inspired by Dead Poets Society: „Among the multitude of tributes for Robin Williams has come a stream from one particular group - people who became teachers after being inspired by his role in Dead Poets Society.“