(NEWS CENTER) — Robin Williams' sudden death on Aug. 11, 2014, came as a shock to many. The stand-up comedian turned world renowned actor starred in a diverse set of films and TV shows, including "Mork & Mindy," "Aladdin," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting."
Three years later, fans and friends commemorated him, sharing tributes and memories across social media.
3 years later and words still don't come easily. Think of Robin today and smile.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) August 11, 2017
It's been three years since Robin Williams passed, I still miss his incredible, unique talent— Thomas Taylor (@ArtOfAlmost11) August 12, 2017
Robin Williams is 3 years dead today. A true #legend in any era. RIP.— jayod (@jason_donoghue) August 11, 2017
Williams' passing was followed by a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia, a disease that causes hallucinations and other symptoms similar to Parkinson's, according to the Alzheimer's Association. This was revealed by Williams' wife, Susan Williams, in a letter addressing the hardships her husband faced, titled "The Terrorist Inside My Husband's Brain."
Williams had recently turned 63 before his death.