Robin Williams in Insomnia

Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • The World According to Garp (1982) [T.S. Garp]: Shot by Brenda Currin. The movie ends with Robin being taken away in a helicopter and talking to Mary Beth Hurt; although it's strongly implied that the wound is fatal, the movie ends before his actual death and leaves it up to the viewer's interpretation as to whether he survives.
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) [Ray D. Tutto, The King of the Moon]: Playing a character whose head can detatch from his body and has another personality, Williams' body dies when the bird creature he is riding splits into three pieces and crashes while chasing Sarah Polley, John Neville and Eric Idle. (Played for Comic Effect) (Note: Williams is credited as Ray D. Tutto in the end credits)
  • The Secret Agent (1996) [The Professor/Assassin]: Commits suicide by detonating the bomb he's carrying after walking out into a crowd of people (the scene cuts to black at the moment of detonation).
  • Hamlet (1996) [Osric] Stabbed in the stomach by soldiers when Rufus Sewell's army arrives; we see him clutching his wound as he announces Rufus' arrival, though the film doesn't actually confirm whether the wound is fatal. 
  • What Dreams May Come (1998) [Chris Nielsen]: Hit by a pierce of wreckage when he attempts to help at the scene of a car accident (he dies as passerby's try to revive him); the rest of the movie takes place in the afterlife (which ends with him be reincarnated along with his wife).
  • Bicentennial Man (1999) [Andrew Martin]: After being transformed from a robot into a living human being, he dies of old age beside Embeth Davidtz and holding hands despite his life support to which Kiersten Warren confirms (Robin (and Embeth) are made to look much older than actually were at the time). (Thanks to Hamish)
  • Jakob the Liar (1999) [Jakob]: Shot to death by the Nazis after its revealed that he's been secretely holding a radio for the other prisoners in the Holocaust camp (The movie's alternate ending has Jakob killed in front of the ghetto instead of being shot during an escape attempt).
  • Insomnia (2002) [Walter Finch]: Shot in the chest by Al Pacino with a shotgun (after Robin shoots Al first with a concealed gun); he then falls through the floor of his cabin into the water (with his body sinking below the surface as a dying Al looks on) (See also Bjørn Floberg in the 1997 version).
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) [Henry Altmann]: Dies of an aneurysm, after spending his last days reconciling with his family. (See also Assi Dayan in the 1997 version The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum.)

TV Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • The Richard Pryor Show (September 20, 1977) [Various]: In the courtroom skit, Robin is hung (off screen) by an angry racist jury for managing to get John Witherspoon off of his rape charges; the skit ends with the angry mob of jurors carrying Robin off. (Played for Comedic Effect)

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