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Robin Williams Was Cremated & His Ashes Were Scattered At Sea

August 21st, 2014 8:24am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams' family cremated the actor and scattered his ashes in San Francisco Bay. TMZ.com obtained his official death certificate, which was issued in Marin County where the actor died.

The document does not reveal the official cause of death. It reads "pending investigation." The coroner is still waiting for the results from toxicology tests.

Williams killed himself on Aug. 11. His publicist and wife later revealed the star had been severely depressed and had recently been diagnosed with early stage Parkinson's Disease.

Fellow actor and comedian Billy Crystal will lead a tribute h...
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Don Pardo, Voice Of 'Saturday Night Live' And 'Jeopardy,' Dies At 96

August 19th, 2014 3:45pm EDT
Don Pardo
Television announcer Don Pardo, best known as the voice of NBC's Saturday Night Live, has died.

Pardo's daughter Donna confirmed her father's death, which came at his Tucson, Arizona, home. He was 96.

The legendary announcer spent over 60 years doing voiceover work on television for "NBC Nightly News," and he was the anchor who broke the news when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.

Pardo became a household name destpite no one every seeing him thanks to his booming voice during the original run of game shows "The Price Is Right" (1956-63) and "Jeopardy" (1964-75...
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Robin Williams Was 'More Than A Comedian'

August 17th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams brought joy and light to millions but struggled with a darkness that may have led to his death at the age of 63. In a special 12-page cover story in this week's issue of PEOPLE, friends remember a comic virtuoso who, according to Mork & Mindy director Gary Marshall, "could make everybody happy but himself."

Marshall recalled walking on the Paramount set with Williams late at night, talking.

"Robin always had more energy than any person anywhere, in any room," he tells PEOPLE. "I said to him that night, 'Do you think we will ever grow up?' and he said, without missing a beat...
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Robin Williams Had Incurable Disease

August 14th, 2014 6:11pm EDT
Robin Williams' Wife Reveals He Was In The Early Stages Of Parki
Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease prior to his death, according to his wife Susan Schneider.

The actor died from an apparent suicide on Monday, and his wife insists that neither addiction nor money problems were responsible for his passing.

She said in a statement: "Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child - Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid.

"Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some s...
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Disney's Touching Tribute To Robin Williams

August 14th, 2014 12:33am EDT
Disney's Robin Williams Tribute
Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator of the Genie played by actor Robin Williams in Disney's Aladdin, created a touching tribute to the late star, who died earlier this week.

Goldberg drew an image of the Genie's head made of stars looking down and smiling over his magic lamp and a desert oasis.

The company used the image to pay tribute to Williams, and a statement from chairman Robert Iger reads:

"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 wil...
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Robin Williams' Cause Of Death Announced In Press Conference

August 13th, 2014 10:45am EDT
Robin Williams
The Marin county, Calif., Assistant Chief Deputy Coroner announced on Tuesday that Robin Williams' death shows all the signs of a suicide and his official cause of death has been listed as "asphyxia due to hanging."

The prolific actor's body was found by his assistant in a room at his Tiburon, Calif., home Monday morning, where he was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams was found hanging by a belt he had closed in a closet door and was in a "seated position," according to Liutenant Keith Boyd.

"Mr. Williams' personal assistant became concerned at approximately 11:45am (Monday) when he ...
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A Life Left Unfinished: The 10 Best Robin Williams Films Of All Time

August 13th, 2014 4:45am EDT
A Life Left Unfinished: The 10 Best Robin Williams Films Of All
The untimely passing of comedy genius Robin Williams led film fans to ponder just what a true gift to the industry he was. Williams made his living making people laugh, think and feel; three things that were at times so intricately intertwined that as a viewer, you didn't know you were experiencing these emotions until your viewing experience was over. Robin Williams brought joy to the world of film and some of his best works were not only good for a chuckle but good for the heart as well. Here are the 10 best Robin Williams films, in memory of a life left unfinished.

1. Good Will Hun...
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Lauren Bacall, 1924-2014

August 13th, 2014 2:55am EDT
Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Suffers Stroke, Dies At 89
Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has died after suffering a massive stroke.

The 89-year-old actress, born Betty Joan Perske, was at her home Tuesday morning when it happened, a family member told TMZ.com.

Bacall, who was one of the most prolific leading ladies of Golden Age of motion pictures, got her start in the 1944 film "To Have And To Have Not" opposite future husband Humphrey Bogart. The couple would go on to make three more films together, including the classic "Key Largo."

Despite winning a Golden Globe and landing two Tony Awards for her parts in Broadway shows "Applause" and "Wo...
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Conan O'Brien Shaken By Death Of Robin Williams

August 13th, 2014 12:07am EDT
Conan O'Brien Visibly Stunned As He Breaks News Of Robin William
Conan O'Brien ended his show on Monday night by sharing the news of actor Robin Williams' passing with his studio audience, co-host Andy Richter and guest Will Arnett.

The host learned the news during the taping of the show, which is done hours before it airs, and was visibly shocked by the sad news, feeling obligated to make the announcement to the crowd.

"This is unusual and upsetting," the host began, "but we got some news... during the show that Robin Williams... that Robin Williams has passed away...

"We tape these shows a few hours early," the host added, "and by the time you see t...
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Legendary Robin Williams Story

August 12th, 2014 11:58am EDT
Norm MacDonald Shares Legendary Robin Williams Story, Celebritie
Millions of people are sharing their fond memories of the late Robin Williams, who tragically passed away yesterday. Among those paying tribute was Norm MacDonald, who told an almost-unbelievable tale involving Robin.

In a series of tweets, each punctuated with "#RIPRobinWilliams," MacDonald told the story of his first time on David Letterman's show. Robin Williams was also on the show that night, which only made Norm's anxiety worse.

It was my first stand-up appearance on Letterman and I had to follow the funniest man in the world. #RIPRobinWilliams

— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) ...
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