London Underground shares touching tribute to late Robin Williams

One of the actor’s more poignant quotes is written on an Earl’s Court billboard

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London Underground offered a touching tribute this morning (12 August) to the late Robin Williams.

A whiteboard at Earl’s Court station featured a poignant quite by Williams as their ‘thought of the day’, following his death yesterday (11 August), aged 63.

The actor was found dead in an apparent suicide in his California home, although the cause of death remains under investigation.

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone,” read the quote. “It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.”

The actor – who was known for his roles in Good Will Hunting, Hook, Jumanji and Mrs Doubtfire – had been recently suffering from severe depression.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” said Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider.  “I am utterly heartbroken.”

High-profile colleagues and fans, including Steven Spielberg, Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Martin, have paid tribute this morning, led by Barack Obama who described the actor as “one of a kind”.

"He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit,” Obama said in a statement.

“He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most - from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalised on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin's family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.”