In the wake of the tragic death of influential actor and comedian Robin Williams, Apple has added a ‘Remembering Robin Williams’ feature page in the iTunes Store, as well as a tribute page, which can be viewed on the US Apple website.
The special iTunes section devoted to Robin Williams contains over 40 of his movies, including his Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, as well as family and childhood favourites such as Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire. Another of the classics included is Dead Poets Society, which holds special importance to Apple. Williams character, John Keating, delivered the famous “What will your verse be?” speech that inspired the recent iPad advertisements. Williams even provided the voice over for one of the commercials.
The iTunes Store feature is headlined by a short paragraph detailing some of Williams’ amazing stand-up comedy and acting achievements, as well as his amazingly selfless performances for US and Australian troops stationed overseas, and extensive work with organisations such as Comic Relief and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The window to the tribute page on the Apple website can be seen and accessed from the US Apple homepage.
US authorities have confirmed that Williams tragically took his own life. If you, or someone you know needs help, please contact Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14