The world has lost a great comedian and a fine actor. My first Robin Williams experience was in the late 1970s watching Mork and Mindy. Since then, I've laughed and cried watching him in many, many films. Read this touching obituary A constant quality: Robin Williams, 1951-2014 by Matt Zoller Seitz highlighting his career in film.
Here's an interview from 2001 with James Lipton from one of my favourite TV shows, Inside the Actors Studio. It is outrageous, hilarious and heartwarming.
Towards the end of the interview, there's this:
James Lipton: If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Robin Williams: There's seating near the front. The concert begins at five. There'll be Mozart, Elvis and then one of your choosing. Or just a nice if heaven exists to know that there's laughter. That'll be a good thing, just to hear God goes "Two Jews walk into a bar...".
RIP Robin Williams, 1951-2014. Wherever you are, hope there's laughter, Mozart and Elvis.
[image via robin-williams.net]