‘Rolling Stone’ Explores Robin Williams’ Life and Final Days

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Rolling Stone magazine is taking an up-close look at the life and last days of comedian Robin Williams in their latest issue.

The entire new issue of the mag is devoted to the triumphant life and painful final days of the comedic genius. There’s focus the various stages of his life, from his childhood when he’d try to attract the attention of his mother through comedy, to the success of Mork & Mindy and even addresses his inner demons and struggles along the way.

Tom Hanks contributed to the special issue writing, “The legend is true. In 1978, word came from the set of TV’s Happy Days. That week, Fonzie’s ultracool was threatened by a stranger from another world. The guy playing the alien was hilarious.”

Director Judd Apatow also shared his thoughts about Williams with the mag saying, “You can’t look at any modern comic and say, ‘That’s the descendant of Robin Williams, because it’s not possible to be a Robin Williams rip-off. He was doing something so unique that no one could even attempt their version of it. He raised the bar for what it’s possible to do, and made an enormous amount of us want to be comedians. He looked like he was having so much fun.”

The Robin Williams cover story appears in the new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, August 29th.

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