- Aug 14:
- Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, wife reveals
- Robin Williams: Bay Area made him feel normal
- Marin sheriff defends release of Robin Williams' death details
- Aug 13:
- Robin Williams' daughter deletes Twitter and Instagram accounts over online bullying
- Bay Area comics react to Robin Williams' death
- Robin Williams tribute by emotional Jimmy Fallon
- Quoted: Trolls drive Robin Williams’ daughter away from Twitter, Instagram
- Aug 12:
- Marin residents share stories, fond memories of comedian Robin Williams
- Live Chat: Depression, addiction suicide and the loss of Robin Williams, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. PT
- Robin Williams' death makes public the usually private agony of suicide
- Contra Costa Times editorial: With Robin Williams, depression and bipolar claim another life
- Robin Williams remembered by Ben Affleck, Pam Dawber, Sally Field and more
- Cartoons: Robin Williams
- Robin Williams could appear in four films after his death
- Robin Williams death confirmed as suicide
- Did Robin Williams hang himself over financial troubles?
- Live updates from Marin County Sheriff's Office press conference on death of Robin Williams, 11 a.m.
- Obama calls Robin Williams 'one of a kind'
- Aug 11:
- Robin Williams fans flock to 'Mork and Mindy' house
- 'We knew him as a neighbor': Marin remembers Robin Williams
- Robin Williams suicide was 'selfish,' says Todd Bridges
- Apple ad was one of Robin Williams' final productions
- Obituary: Comedian Robin Williams dead of suspected suicide at 63
- Appreciation: Robin Williams, not a faster brain on the planet
- Videos: Best of Robin Williams
- Document: Marin County Sheriff's press release on Robin Williams' death
- PHOTOS: Robin Williams through the years
- How we mourned Robin Williams: Social media reaction
- Robin Williams dies; sheriff investigating as suicide
NEW YORK -- The casts of "Aladdin" -- both the 1992 film and the current Broadway hit -- are honoring Robin Williams, who played the manic, fast-talking, unforgettable Genie.
Scot Weinger, who played Aladdin in the animated film, said Wednesday that working with his hero was surreal and magical, adding the world has "lost a bright light."
Weinger described himself as a lifelong Willams fan who had a "Mork" doll as a kid and a poster of "Dead Poets Society" on his wall as an emerging actor. Working with his hero was surreal and magical, he said.
Linda Larkin, who voiced Princess Jasmine in the movie, called Williams a "wild, soulful, boundless spirit," characterizing his Genie character from the movie as "the best gift ever."
Their reaction came a day after the cast of Broadway's hit show "Aladdin" created their own tribute. James Monroe Iglehart, who won a Tony Award as the Genie, led the crowd at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Tuesday in a rousing version of "Friend Like Me" after the curtain went down. The show's Playbills had been stuffed with the song's lyrics and everyone was encouraged to sing along.
The Broadway community honored Williams by dimming marquee lights for one minute Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Eastern.
Williams, who died of an apparent suicide in his San Francisco Bay Area home this week, had been on Broadway several times, most recently as a restless tiger ghost in 2011 in "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo."