Sarah Michelle Gellar remembers Robin Williams in touching tribute

The much loved actor died a year ago

Heather Saul@heatheranne9
Tuesday 11 August 2015 16:25
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Williams and Gellar became good friends after filming The Crazy Ones together
Williams and Gellar became good friends after filming The Crazy Ones together

Sarah Michelle Gellar remembered her close friend Robin Williams on the one year anniversary of his death with a touching tribute to one of his most memorable roles in Good Will Hunting.

The actress shared an image of the bench in Boston that has become a memorial to the star after he died in an apparent suicide at the age of 63. Gellar and Williams pair were on-screen father and daughter in the CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones, which ran until April 2014, five months before his death.

It later emerged that Williams had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and may have been suffering with a form of dementia associated with the condition when he ended his life.

Gellar honoured Williams, a man she once described as “the father I always dreamed of having” with a picture of the bench and a quote from the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better wether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded"

A photo posted by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on

Underneath, she added: “You succeeded Robin Williams”.

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