Affleck ‘heartbroken’ by Robin Williams death

/ 09:50 AM August 14, 2014


LOS ANGELES — Hollywood actor-director Ben Affleck said Tuesday he was “heartbroken” by the apparent suicide of his “Good Will Hunting” co-star Robin Williams.

Williams, 63, was found dead with a belt around his neck Monday at his home outside San Francisco, police said, stunning his worldwide legion of fans and colleagues.


“Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world,” said Affleck on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

“Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true,” he added, referring to Matt Damon, another “Good Will Hunting” star.


“What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams.”

Williams won the best supporting actor Oscar in 1998 for his portrayal of a college professor in “Good Will Hunting,” directed by Gus Van Sant.

The film — with Damon in the title role as a self-taught math wizard — launched the duo’s Hollywood careers.

A park bench in Boston that appears in “Good Will Hunting” was among many sites associated with Williams’ movies that fans turned into shrines to the beloved thespian.


Robin Williams killed himself–sheriff official 


Robin Williams an airman, genie, nanny, but one of a kind—Obama

Originally posted: August 13, 2014 | 12:17 pm

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Academy Awards, Ben Afflect, Depression, Good Will Hunting, Gus Van Sant, heartbroken, Matt Damon, oscar, robin williams, Suicide
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.