I suppose its just natural that if people have nothing nice to say they feel the need to vent and share their little world of hate. Her own response was as dignified as its gets and displayed many of her fathers humour in dealing with life at its worst.
Everyone has their own favourite Robin Williams film or TV moment. Like many Mork and Mindy was a childhood highlight and it was only when watching repeats later in life that I really appreciated how much that show highlighted his own ability to add lib and just go for it, his fellow cast members doing a fine job of giving him the space and responding so well to his flights of imagination. Classic work. His live at the Met comedy gig had my wife and I in stitches in the early 80's as we had also just had out first child and his observations were so on the ball. Over the years he made his mark in many movies from straight roles to comedy and everything in-between. Everyone will argue his finest moments and thats what made him so special, the very fact he could appeal to such a broad range of people, young and old. Unlike many, my own favourite was a movie that unfortunately went mostly overlooked and was critically slammed by many when it first come out. What Dreams May Come, based on the 1978 novel by Richard Matheson, was a brave attempt at filming a mans journey through Heaven and Hell to help his wife. Although it departed from the book on many places it lost nothing of the books impact. Suicide remains the major theme of the movie and this makes it all the more difficult to watch in light of his own. It has been a very personal movie for me over the years and has helped me deal with many dark times in my own life. Will I watch it again?, in time, giving a little distance to put things in perspective.
He was an original and in put a smile on a nations face, R.I.P.