We watched this movie, before he passed, many times. He totally connected with this film and it still weirds me out, that he died in almost the same manner as Robin Williams character did. Not only that, but I am a painter. He could totally see me getting lost in a sea of paint. I often do.
After my husband passed, my children and I called the anniversary of his death "D Day" Just like in the movie. We would make plans to spend the day together and just try to get through it, as best we could, and still do. My husband loved Robin Williams. This movie dealt with loss, death and grief in a way that our culture usually ignores. That was such a gift, through Robin's work we had conversations about death that this movie inspired. I am so grateful for that. My husband was a Jew and he thought Robin was one too, because of the Yiddish accent he used on many occasions. Turns out he wasn't. Remembering Robin Williams, ‘honorary Jew’ | Bloggish | Jewish Journal
I heard about Robin Williams death, at work, and I used my lunch break, to take a walk and remember all the laughs he gave me and the time I cried through "Good Will Hunting" which earned him an Academy Award. It made me sad to hear of his passing and I felt such sorrow for his family.