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Robin Williams: The genius who ‘travelled at the speed of life’

The iconic actor's ability to blend comedy with tragedy defined his greatest cinematic moments

By Tom Huddleston  

Robin Williams starred in Good Morning Vietnam in 1987

Heading into central London on the underground this morning was a strange and sobering experience. In every corner of every carriage, from every newspaper cover there was Robin Williams’s face staring back: half-smiling, half serious, often accompanied by the grisly details of his final hours. I asked my girlfriend how she felt about his death and she shook her head. “I could never watch him,” she said. “He…

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