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On August 11th at around noon, beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead in Tiburon, California. It was later revealed to be suicide, and all of America is mourning his loss.
One of Williams' most famous roles is that of the Genie in Aladdin, and everyone at Disney has been touched by the news. On Tuesday, August 12th, Disney's Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator of the Genie, sent out this heartwarming tribute:
It was captioned with a statement from the CEO of Walt Disney, Robert Igor: "We're deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world's favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC's Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney's Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin's friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time."
Robin Williams will always be on our minds, and the impact he has made on every Disney fan is something that will be everlasting.
Kat Shambaugh: photographer, graphic designer, wannabe Disney princess. Computational Media major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.