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Robin Williams has four unreleased films; his family comments on loss

08.12.2014

Yesterday we learned of the sudden and tragic passing of one of the all-time greats Robin Williams. Though Robin Williams passed away, we will still have the opportunity to watch him onscreen with several unreleased movies. This definitely shows just how busy of a performer he was and what range of roles he was capable of. Williams was not in the middle of shooting a movie when he died, he had one finished film and three more in post-production.

His next role is in MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS, an indie comedy with a November 7, 2014 release date. Williams and Joel McHale play a father and son who hit the road to retrieve some forgotten gifts in time for the holidays. Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lauren Graham, and Oliver Platt also star in the film. Another holiday release for Williams is the upcoming sequel NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, which opens December 19, 2014; he will once again reprise his role as the very loud Teddy Roosevelt.

Looking into 2015 we have ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING, a comedy/animation movie in which Williams voices the animated Dennis the Dog. Kate Beckinsale and Simon Pegg as also starring. Finally, and the most intriguing of the bunch, is the Dito Montiel (FIGHTING) directed drama BOULEVARD, in which Williams plays a married man who picks up a gay hustler. There is no theatrical distributor at this time, Bob Odenkirk co-stars.

The saga of the on again and off again sequel to MRS. DOUTBFIRE is also likely to be over; Williams was making plans with Fox and director Christopher Columbus to reprise the role even going as far as meeting with writers, but sources indicate the sequel is thankfully unlikely to move forward without Williams.

While you have likely come across a lot of heartfelt sentiment over the past 24 hours; there’s nothing more sincere than the words from Robin’s family. Below you will find personal statements from Robin Williams’ three children Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams, as well as from Robin’s former wife (and mother to Zelda and Cody) Marsha Garces Williams, and yesterday’s statement from Robin’s wife, Susan Schneider.

Zak Williams:

"Yesterday, I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little grayer. I will carry his heart with me every day. I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be. Seek to bring joy to the world as he sought."

Zelda Williams:

“My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.”

Cody Williams:

"There are no words strong enough to describe the love and respect I have for my father. The world will never be the same without him. I will miss him and take him with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life, and will look forward, forever, to the moment when I get to see him again.”

Marsha Garces Williams

“My heart is split wide open and scattered over the planet with all of you. Please remember the gentle, loving, generous - and yes, brilliant and funny - man that was Robin Williams. My arms are wrapped around our children as we attempt to grapple with celebrating the man we love, while dealing with this immeasurable loss.”

Previously Released quote from Robin Williams’ Wife Susan Schneider:

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

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Source: Variety

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2:34PM on 08/13/2014
Given what we are hearing now about his financial woes due to divorce, I'm not cool with hearing from his ex-wives right now. Sounds dickish, but that's how I feel.
Given what we are hearing now about his financial woes due to divorce, I'm not cool with hearing from his ex-wives right now. Sounds dickish, but that's how I feel.
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4:37AM on 08/14/2014
I'm not going to speak ill of the departed, but it is a fact that Mr. Williams had a history of cheating on his first two wives. He was very open about his failings as a husband. After their divorces they still had roles as co-parents of their children and I'm sure on some level still loved each other. So please don't automatically blame the women.
I'm not going to speak ill of the departed, but it is a fact that Mr. Williams had a history of cheating on his first two wives. He was very open about his failings as a husband. After their divorces they still had roles as co-parents of their children and I'm sure on some level still loved each other. So please don't automatically blame the women.
9:06AM on 08/13/2014
"As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed."

That sounds like something Robin would've said. Glad to know his kids have inherited some of his sense of humor.
"As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed."

That sounds like something Robin would've said. Glad to know his kids have inherited some of his sense of humor.
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1:03AM on 08/13/2014
Some of the warmest memories from my childhood are of seeing Robin Williams movies in the theater with my family. Hook, Aladdin, FernGully, Mrs. Doubtfire... I have clear memories of being in awe of his performance in Hook when I was really little, and that feeling comes back everytime I see the film. It was just on cable a few nights ago and I stopped to watch it for a few minutes. It still filled my heart with joy.
Some of the warmest memories from my childhood are of seeing Robin Williams movies in the theater with my family. Hook, Aladdin, FernGully, Mrs. Doubtfire... I have clear memories of being in awe of his performance in Hook when I was really little, and that feeling comes back everytime I see the film. It was just on cable a few nights ago and I stopped to watch it for a few minutes. It still filled my heart with joy.
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11:08PM on 08/12/2014
It's gonna be bittersweet and really hard to laugh through his upcoming comedies.
It's gonna be bittersweet and really hard to laugh through his upcoming comedies.
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10:43PM on 08/12/2014
I know his movies as of late might not be a hit but I still enjoy them, i.e. The Big Wedding. There's something about Robin Williams that just his appearance alone can brighten up the whole movie. RIP, Mr. Williams. I love you best in Good Morning Vietnam, Awakenings and Mrs. Doubtfire. My world just got sadder from your loss.
I know his movies as of late might not be a hit but I still enjoy them, i.e. The Big Wedding. There's something about Robin Williams that just his appearance alone can brighten up the whole movie. RIP, Mr. Williams. I love you best in Good Morning Vietnam, Awakenings and Mrs. Doubtfire. My world just got sadder from your loss.
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10:23PM on 08/12/2014
Still depressed over his unfortunate death. To the point that I was tearing up watching old clips from Aladdin.

I hope these films gets wide releases and do well (hopefully). Night at the Museum 3 looks fun, and Merry Friggin' Christmas sounds funny; especially with McHale co-starring.

But I still can't believe he's gone.
Still depressed over his unfortunate death. To the point that I was tearing up watching old clips from Aladdin.

I hope these films gets wide releases and do well (hopefully). Night at the Museum 3 looks fun, and Merry Friggin' Christmas sounds funny; especially with McHale co-starring.

But I still can't believe he's gone.
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11:22PM on 08/12/2014
Sorry to hear it's affected you so much...in the past day, I think we've all come to realise how much Robin Williams and his films, TV shows and stand-up have meant to us.
Sorry to hear it's affected you so much...in the past day, I think we've all come to realise how much Robin Williams and his films, TV shows and stand-up have meant to us.
12:06AM on 08/13/2014
Hey, thanks Jedd. Yeah, it's just a tragedy and I feel like alot of us on this site who grew up with his films throughout the years lost a huge part of our childhoods.
Hey, thanks Jedd. Yeah, it's just a tragedy and I feel like alot of us on this site who grew up with his films throughout the years lost a huge part of our childhoods.
8:26AM on 08/13/2014
Right on man. I watched Death to Smoochy last night and balled like a baby. His comedic genius got me through some dark younger years. He'll be missed.
Right on man. I watched Death to Smoochy last night and balled like a baby. His comedic genius got me through some dark younger years. He'll be missed.
8:47AM on 08/13/2014
His death wore on me all through the day yesterday. He's like that wacky uncle we all had, always able to make the world slightly brighter. I remember watching Club Paradise with my grandfather and laughing it up. I hope the light of his movies always outshine the darkness of his death. He was a star indeed.
His death wore on me all through the day yesterday. He's like that wacky uncle we all had, always able to make the world slightly brighter. I remember watching Club Paradise with my grandfather and laughing it up. I hope the light of his movies always outshine the darkness of his death. He was a star indeed.
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