R.I.P. Robin Williams

August 12, 2014, 5:48 AM UTC

Robin Williams died Monday, an apparent suicide, at age 63.

He started his career doing stand-up, got his big break on ABC’s Mork & Mindy, was best known for his work in Hollywood (Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage), won an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting, and also took home two Emmys, four Golden Globes and five Grammys.

But the last time we heard his voice was in Apple’s “Your Verse” iPad ads, reading Walt Whitman to his students in a clip from Dead Poets Society.

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