Robin Williams: A Life In Pictures

The actor and stand-up comedian died on 11 August 2014 at the age of 63. Here is his life in pictures, alongside some of his most memorable lines.

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Good Morning, Vietnam, 1987.

Good Morning, Vietnam, in which he depicted Vietnam War-era air-force radio presenter Adrian Cronauer, won Williams a nomination for the Best Actor Oscar in 1988.

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
The human spirit is more powerful than any drug, and that is what needs to be nourished. Work, play, friendship, family: these are the things that matter. This is what we've forgotten. Simplest things.
You're not old enough to shave! What are you doing with a sword? And flying around... This is an insurance nightmare!
Say, you're a lot smaller than my last master. Either that or I'm getting bigger. Look at me from the side do I look different to you?
Oh, sir. I saw it! Some angry member of the kitchen staff, Did you not tip them? Oh, the terrorists! They run that way. It was a run-by fruiting.

On BBC One's The Graham Norton Show in 2011 (left), and at a photo-call for World's Greatest Dad at the Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge, in 2010.