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Robin Williams’ Life in Photos

Remember the brilliant actor-comedian through his iconic roles and classic appearances

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LOS ANGELES - APRIL 5: Robin Williams stars as Simon Roberts) in THE CRAZY ONES, premieres Thursday, Sept. 26 on the CBS Television Network. This photo is provided for use in conjunction with the TCA SUMMER PRESS TOUR 2013. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)

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Rolling Stone's new issue is devoted to the triumphant life and painful death of comedic genius Robin Williams. Remember his most iconic roles and hilarious public appearances in this look back at his legendary career.

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Announcer Ed McMahon, Actor/comedian Robin Williams, host Johnny Carson on October 14, 1981 -- (Photo by: Gene Arias/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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‘The Tonight Show’ (1981)

Ed McMahon, Robin Williams and Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show on October 14th, 1981.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 12 -- Pictured: (l-r) Robin Williams as Cody, Robin Duke as baby, Tim Kazurinsky as baby, Eddie Murphy as Otis during the 'New Bad Babies' skit on February 11, 1984 -- Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

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‘Saturday Night Live’ (1984)

Robin Williams, Robin Duke, Tim Kazurinsky and Eddie Murphy in the "New Bad Babies" skit on Saturday Night Live in 1984.

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Karen Akers, Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams during Circle Repertory Theater Benefit at Green Street Cafe in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

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Circle Repertory Theater Benefit

Karen Akers, Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams at Green Street Cafe on September 30th, 1985  in New York City.

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Robin Williams enjoying music through headset in a scene from the film 'Good Morning, Vietnam', 1987. (Photo by Buena Vista/Getty Images)

‘Good Morning, Vietnam’

Robin Williams enjoying some old-time rock & roll in a scene from the film Good Morning, Vietnam in 1987. 

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(FILES) A file picture taken on February 21, 1989 in Cambridge, shows US actor Robin Williams celebrating his Hasty Pudding pot after being awarded Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Man of the Year award for 1989, at the Havard University. Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California from suspected suicide, police said on August 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / VIN CATANIA (Photo credit should read VIN CATANIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Hasty Pudding

Robin Williams after being awarded Hasty Pudding's Man of the Year award at Harvard in 1989.

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Robin Williams teaching a class in a scene from the film 'Dead Poets Society', 1989. (Photo by Touchstone Pictures/Getty Images)

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‘Dead Poets Society’

Robin Williams teaching a class in a scene from the film Dead Poets Society in 1989. 

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UNITED STATES - MAY 12: Comic Relief at Radio City featuring Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams dancing with the Rockettes. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

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Comic Relief

Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams dancing with the Rockettes at Comic Relief at Radio City Music Hall on May 12th, 1990.

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(FILES) A file picture taken on May 9, 1990 in Washington, shows US actor Robin Williams (L) speaking at a Senate committee hearing on the Homelessness Prevention and Revitalization Act of 1990, next to US actress Whoopi Goldberg (R). Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California from suspected suicide, police said on August 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / KEVIN LARKIN (Photo credit should read KEVIN LARKIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Senate Committee Hearing

Robin Williams speaking at a Senate committee hearing on the Homelessness Prevention and Revitalization Act of 1990 with Whoopi Goldberg on May 9th, 1990.

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Robin Williams in the kitchen in a scene from the film 'Mrs. Doubtfire', 1993. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’

Robin Williams in the kitchen in a scene from the film Mrs. Doubtfire in 1993. 

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12/8/95 Westwood, CA. Robin Williams with his wife, Marsha Garces and their son, Cody at the premiere of his new movie, "Jumanji."

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‘Jumanji’ Premiere

Robin Williams with his then-wife, Marsha Garces, and their son, Cody, at the Jumanji premiere on December 8th, 1995 in Westwood, California.

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 803 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Robin Williams during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 13, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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‘Jay Leno’ (1995)

Robin Williams chats with Jay Leno on November 13th, 1995.

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1996 ROBIN WILLIAMS AND NATHAN LANE AND HANK AZARIA(CENTER) STAR THE THE NEW MOVIE BIRDCAGE

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‘The Birdcage’

Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria and Robin Williams star in The Birdcage in 1996

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Robin Williams sitting with Matt Damon in a scene from the film 'Good Will Hunting', 1997. (Photo by Miramax/Getty Images)

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‘Good Will Hunting’

Robin Williams sitting with Matt Damon in a scene from the film Good Will Hunting in 1997. 

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Robin Williams sinks into the floor in a scene from the film 'Jumanji', 1995. (Photo by TriStar/Getty Images)

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‘What Dreams May Come’

Robin Williams in What Dreams May Come in 1998.

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Robin Williams visits a sick child in a scene from the film 'Patch Adams', 1998. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)

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‘Patch Adams’

Robin Williams visits a sick child in a scene from the film Patch Adams in 1998. 

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Kennedy Center

Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams backstage for the filming of On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize in 2001.

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Robin Williams rides a boat in a scene from the film 'Insomnia', 2002. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

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‘Insomnia’

Robin Williams rides in a boat in a scene from Insomnia in 2002.

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BAGHDAD, IRAQ: US comedian Robin Williams (C) poses for a picture with US soldiers upon his arrival at a military base near Baghdad's international airport 14 December 2004. Williams arrived from Kuwait along with the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers, American football Hall of Fame inductee John Elway and US model Leeann Tweeden. Myers' visit comes as US and Iraqi forces struggle to bring order to the country ahead of national elections now scheduled for January 30. AFP PHOTO/RORY MULLHOLAND (Photo credit should read RORY MULLHOLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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Baghdad

Robin Williams poses with U.S. soldiers at a military base near Baghdad's international airport on December 14th, 2004.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis filming Phil Alden Robinson's "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn"on theStreets of Brooklyn on September 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Aby Baker/Getty Images)

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‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’

Robin Williams and Mila Kunis were seen dunking in the East River in 2012 for the making of the 2014 film The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Robin Williams shares a laugh with Dave on the Late Show with David Letterman on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)

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‘David Letterman’ (2013)

Robin Williams shares a laugh with Dave on the Late Show With David Letterman on September 25th, 2013.