The Great White Way will glow a little less brightly on Wednesday night, in honor of actor Robin Williams, who was found dead Monday at age 63.
The marquees of Broadway’s theaters will turned its lights down for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday night.
In addition to television and film work that included “Mork & Mindy,” “Good Will Hunting” and “Dead Poets Society,” the Juilliard-trained Williams appeared in a number of theatrical productions, such as his one-man show “Robin Williams: Live on Broadway.” Williams made his acting debut on Broadway in 2011, playing the title role in the Rajiv Joseph drama “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.”
“Robin Williams was a comedic genius with limitless talent and stunning versatility who left this world far too early. He made an impact on everyone he met or entertained,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League. “Whether on screen or live on stage, his multi-faceted talent always created memorable performances. Robin Williams will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.”
Williams was found dead Monday in his northern California home. The actor, who had been treated for depression and had recently attended rehab, died of suicide by asphyxiation. His assistant found him in a bedroom of his home with a belt secured tightly around his neck, and the other end of the belt wedged between a closet door and the door frame.
Williams leaves behind his third wife, Susan Schneider, and three children: sons and Cody, and daughter Zelda.