Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Has Died at 63

A strong proponent for fun and children

Robin Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California shortly before noon Monday morning. According to a release from the Marin County Sheriff's Office, the suspected cause of death is suicide, although the investigation is ongoing at the time of this post.

Williams is undoubtedly most well known for his stellar comedy and acting career, but Nintendo fans will also remember his connections with the Legend of Zelda. Williams was never shy in saying he named his daughter after the titular heroine of the series. Although Zelda Williams did not always enjoy her name growing up, she later embraced it and has since stepped out as a figure at Nintendo events, including the recent Super Smash Bros. Invitational at E3.

In the video below, from 2011, Robin and Zelda talk about the origin of her name in a promotion for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D:

Many of us here likely have fond memories of Robin Williams and the roles he played in the movies and shows of our childhoods. We encourage you to share them and let them outshine what is a tragic and devastating end. If you would like to pay further tribute, also consider donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on behalf of Zelda Williams's gaming fundraiser. The hospital was just one of the causes her father actively supported for many years.

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