Apple honors Robin Williams with tribute Web page
The comedian, who passed away on Monday, earns a special and rare memorial on Apple's website.
Apple has posted a Web page dedicated to the memory of Robin Williams.
Williams died on Monday at the age of 63 after a long, hard battle with depression. A stand-up comic by trade and instinct, he first gained national fame on TV starring on the sitcom "Mork and Mindy" and then went on to act in several motion picture comedies, including "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Mrs. Doubtfire." He also proved his chops as a serious actor by appearing in such films as "Awakenings," "Dead Poets Society," and "Good Will Hunting."
In a page simply called "Remembering Robin Williams," Apple offered the following short but moving tribute:
1951 - 2014
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Robin Williams. He inspired us through his passion, his generosity, and the gift of laughter. He will be greatly missed.
But the Web page isn't Apple's only tribute to Williams. The comedian and actor is being remembered through a dedicated iTunes page that showcases several of his most popular and celebrated films, all available for purchase and some for rental. The iTunes page also honors Williams with the following passage reflecting on his career and other contributions:
No one made us laugh like Robin Williams. His mile-a-minute comic energy -- a dizzying stream of jokes, impressions, and hyper-physicality -- left us exhausted from the fun of it, but always wanting more. Williams could make the most dramatic moments somehow hilarious, and the silliest moments deeply meaningful. His characters embodied his talent, from T.S. Garp in "The World According to Garp" to a father masquerading as a dubious English nanny to stay near his children in "Mrs. Doubtfire" to a psychotherapist cutting through a troubled young janitor's defenses in "Good Will Hunting." An Oscar, an Emmy, and a Grammy winner, Williams was also a generous philanthropist who performed with the USO for troops stationed overseas, and worked passionately with a variety of organizations such as Comic Relief and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Apple CEO Tim Cook offered his own tribute to Williams on Monday with the following tweet: "Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams' passing. He was an incomparable talent and a great human being. Rest in peace."