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article imageFans create Robin Williams memorial at 'Good Will Hunting' bench

By Walter McDaniel     Aug 13, 2014 in Entertainment
After Robin Williams passed away groups of fans came out to leave presents and caring messages on a park bench from the movie Good Will Hunting, which is remembered as one of his best roles.
Messages of love for the actor were scrawled on the bench Monday night and have continued to build up over the passing days. Now the area is filled with supportive comments detailing how much Williams meant to many of us, as well as gifts. Some fans have even started a petition to have a statue of him set up nearby.
William's family also remembers him fondly after his passing. Despite his problems with depression he was always a warm and caring father to them. His jokes weren't just for famous people after all.
Spontaneous outpourings of remembrance and affection also flooded the web after Williams died. Fans posted or created some impressive art to commemorate his passing.
Unfortunately not everyone approved of tweets that read "Genie, you're free." as some readers thought it encouraged suicide. After it was shared by the Academy the post went viral, with over 320,000 retweets at the time of this writing.
His daughter Zelda Williams also recently left Twitter after the controversy spurred comments she called "Cruel and Unnecessary" about her father's death.
Celebrities continue to pay homage to his career and life on social media as well. Conan O'Brien and many others took time out of their schedule to mention the impact that he had on their lives and on show business in general.
Not only is the bench acting as a small memorial for him people are also recalling his epic speech on that same bench in Goodwill Hunting. Stars also continue to remember their work with him including his co-star in the movie, Ben Affleck. "Heartbroken" was the word he used to describe himself after hearing the news.
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