Official statement from Iger on the death of Robin Williams

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Timekeeper (1995)

As the world mourns the loss of one of the greatest comedians of all time, the theme park industry is also mourning the loss of a man who contributed to the wonderful world of Disney.  From the voice of the Genie in Aladdin to the Timekeeper at Magic Kingdom, Robin Williams touched the lives of millions of people young and old throughout his career.

Here is the official statement from Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company:

“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 will always be remembered for bringing some of the world’s favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC’s Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney’s Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin’s friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time.”

Thank you for the laughs Robin, you will be missed, but not forgotten.

What are some of your favorite Robin Williams Disney moments?

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83