Robin Williams' Chilling Quotes About Death


Throughout his illustrious career, Robin Williams has created countless characters and has managed to make people laugh for well over three decades. From Mork and Mrs. Doubtfire to his more dramatic turns as John Keating (Dead Poet's Society) and Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting), Robin provoked thought and humor in every word he spoke. But there are also moments that give us chills-- especially now so soon after his passing.

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Just this year, the Oscar-winning actor starred in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn as Henry Altmann, a curmudgeonly man who is mistakenly told he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor. The film features Henry recording a haunting message to his family and friends before he dies.

"I hope you can forgive me. I pray for your happiness," his character says. "I'm sorry this only came clear to me now that I'm dying, but that's how life rolls out."

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Back in 1998, Robin sat down with ET to promote the haunting What Dreams May Come, where his character dies on screen. In the interview, Robin opened up about his thoughts on Heaven.

"I think you just look at your own life and just realize what things are precious to you and that's what I did when I was doing it," he told ET.  "You know I would come home and just realize how extraordinary that you have Heaven in front of you."

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But it's his response to a question about death on Inside The Actors Studio back in 2001 that really hits home.

"If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates," host James Lipton asks. Robin responds, "If Heaven exists, to know that there's laughter. That'd be a great thing."

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