So many people across the world are heartbroken over the passing of Robin Williams. He had a huge impact, probably more so than he even realized. To Disney fans he will always be our beloved “Genie” but he was much more than that. Here’s what Disney put out today:
The following statement is from Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company:
We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world’s favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC’s Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney’s Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin’s friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time.
God bless Robin Williams and his family. ~M