I just wanted to write a little something about the guy who showed it's OK to be different. Its OK to be zany, funny, silly and enjoy life. A unique style for comedy which rose like a firework. Although clearly Mr Williams had some utter depths only he could know and feel, he allowed audiences to delve into their inner self and laugh till it hurt! I, like many grew up watching so many of his films.
One in particular that I can say which made my belly ache sooo much it hurt was Mrs Doubtfire (1994). I know all the words...and I mean all the words off by heart. I remember my first cinema outing to see the film...I was 12 years old. I remember the cinema roaring with laughter as there was one quick fire joke after another. Wow that was good medicine. I don't remember understanding some of the jokes... some rude ones of course went well over my little brown haired head.
Whilst studying my degree, I choose to write about Mr Williams for my major dissertation, how he transitioned from a comedic actor to a more serious actor. I remember being told off for not being academic as I was writing like a fan!! My gosh as a fan that was somewhat hard.Thankfully, my Uni brain came forth and worked for me. I was inspired to to write to him. I got this back.....
I was pretty chuffed to say the least. 10 years on and I still have the glossy photo sitting pretty on my mantle piece.
Still shocked, and still so saddened by his death. I wish I met him. I wish I could say a simple thank you for all the laughter, and tears you bought to me and my family. I hope you knew how loved you were, you gentle genius. Thank you Mr Williams.
Rebecca is a professional vocal coach and singer in her own right with many years of performing and coaching experience. She is passionate with all things singing related!