Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, Robin Williams became the genial face of family comedy. Emily Herbert's sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius and attempts to understand what drove such a gifted man to so tragic an end.
At midday on 11 August 2014, much-loved comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. From Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji and Aladdin to Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams brought laughter - and deep joy - to a generation. Robin Williams was sparklingly funny, a lightning-fast improviser and a wonderful comic. But what touched millions of people was the warmth and compassion he exuded. The deeply tragic manner in which he took his own life has come as a shock to the world and caused people to wonder about the desperately troubled life behind the laughter he gave to millions.
Emily Herbert is the author of Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame and Michael Jackson: King of Pop.
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