Mrs Doubtfire 2: Sequel likely cancelled after Robin Williams' death

Williams had reportedly met with screenwriter about the sequel

Plans for a Mrs Doubtfire 2 will now most likely be aborted following the sad news about Robin Williams, who died from a suspected suicide at the age of 63 last night.

The actor was attached to reprise his role of Daniel Hillard/Euphegenia Doubtfire in the sequel, and had reportedly met with its screenwriter David Berenbaum in recent months.

Variety cites sources as saying that no final decision has yet been made on the project, but given that it has lost its protagonist it will most likely not go ahead.

It is certainly impossible to imagine another actor stepping into a role as idiosyncratic as that of Doubtfire.

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Cast and crew from the original movie have paid tribute to Williams, with actress Lisa Jakub (Lydia Hillard) saying in a blog post that she "always assumed there would be some future opportunity to tell him [he] changed my life."

Mrs. Doubtfire director Chris Columbus, who was to return for the sequel, said in a statement: "His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place.

"He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of 'genius'.

"We were friends for 21 years. Our children grew up together, he inspired us to spend our lives in San Francisco and I loved him like a brother. The world was a better place with Robin in it. And his beautiful legacy will live on forever."

Recently starring in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Williams leaves behind three more upcoming films (all in post-production), Merry Friggin' Christmas, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Absolutely Anything.

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