Robin Williams dead: Time Square pay tribute to Dead Poets Society actor with billboard

The gesture is one of thousands to be made in honour of the actor

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A huge billboard in tribute to the late Robin Williams, who took his own life on Monday (11 August), has been erected in Time Square in New York.

Featuring an image of the star on a Californian beachfront, it read: ‘Be at peace, sweet Robin. You will always be loved and remembered’

The gesture is one of thousands to be made in honour of the actor, who starred in Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society.

One of the most poignant – and fitting – came from his daughter, Zelda Rae Williams, who posted a quote from Antonie De Saint-Exupery's book The Little Prince.

"You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them," it read. "In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing.


"And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you - will have stars that can laugh."

"I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up,"  she added.

All three of the Williams' children released a statement following their father's death yesterday (12 August).

"I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be," Zachary Williams, his eldest son, said.

Cody Williams added: "The world will never be the same without him.

"I will miss him and take him with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life, and will look forward, forever, to the moment when I get to see him again."

President Obama led Hollywood tributes to the star, who he called "one of a kind".

Other moving tributes included fans adorning the Good Will Hunting bench where Williams’ famous scene with Matt Damon was shot with some of the actor’s most famous lines.