Unfortunately, we turn our attention from one tragic death to another, as news spread Monday evening of the death of comedy legend, dare I say institution, Robin Williams. If we’re sharing favorite Robin Williams moments, I’ll say that watching Mork & Mindy as a kid is one of mine. It was my favorite show at the time. Heck, I even went trick-or-treating as Mork for Halloween one year. It was one of those cheap plastic costumes you wore over your clothes with the plastic mask held on your head with a rubber band. Now that I think about it, when doors opened, maybe I should’ve responded with “Nanu, Nanu” instead of “trick or treat.” Oh well, that opportunity has passed, but the memories of Williams, his TV appearances and movies will not.
I noticed that FOXsports.com compiled a couple of lists of tweets – one, specifically, from the NASCAR community and one from the broader motorsports community — regarding Williams’ passing, how he’ll be missed and favorite Williams moments. I admiat, it’s kind of nice to see that Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares a similar childhood memory. Anyway, I thought I’d compile an additional list of tweets. Here it goes:
“listening to #RobinWilliams interviews, I totally know how he feels as sometimes I feel the same, you make ppl laugh as inside u cry” — Max Papis (@maxpapis)
“really sad to hear of Robin Williams he seemed like a really special man RIP” — Max Papis
“So powerful RT @KempKeepnItReal Robin Williams last gift : don’t underestimate the power of depression and mental illness” — Brendan Gaughan (@brendan62)
“‘You’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.’ – Robin Williams #RIP” — Paulie Harraka (@paulieharraka)
“Terrible hearing about Robin Williams, I have so many great memories of his movies from when I was little. One of my favorites. #ripRW” — Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott)
“Sad to hear the news about Robin Williams death. Enjoyed many of his movies as a kid. RIP.” — Regan Smith (@ReganSmith)
“Sad to hear about Robin Williams. Brings light to the fact that you can’t be sure what tomorrow holds, and Everyone has their struggles.” — Aric Amirola (@aric_almirola)
“Really sad news on Robin Williams passing away. Mrs. Doubtfire still 1 of my favorite movies of all time.” — David Ragan (@DavidRagan)
“I remember Mork & Minday as a kid. Was a fan. #NanuNanu What an amazing talent.” — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr)
“I am COMPLETELY SHOCKED an bothered by the death of Robin Williams, I Loved Robin, He taught me #ExcessiveHappiness” — Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace)
“Damn. Can’t believe it. RIP #robinwilliams” — David Stremme (@DavidStremme)
Rest in peace, Robin Williams. You’ll definitely be missed.
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