Makeshift memorials are growing at the bench immortalized in Good Will Hunting, the Mork and Mindy house in Boulder, and more
To pay tribute to a fallen star, fans across the country are turning Robin Williams-related landmarks into makeshift memorials. Here are just some of the memorials springing up across the country to the actor, who died Monday at 63.
Good Will Hunting Bench — Boston, Mass.
Upon hearing of the actor’s apparent suicide, Nicholas Rabchenuk and his girlfriend decided to walk to the Boston Public Garden bench Williams sat on, giving Matt Damon advice, in Good Will Hunting. Saddened to find it empty, Rabchenuk told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his girlfriend went to buy flowers and chalk to write down some of Williams’ immortalized lines.
“I hope it catches on,” Rabchenuk said. Or as Williams said in Good Will Hunting, “Your move chief.”
Mork and Mindy House — Boulder, Colo.
A memorial of flowers and signs reading “U will be missed Mork” is growing in front of the 130-year-old Boulder house featured in the 1970’s sitcom Mork and Mindy. Among those paying tribute was Rep. Jared Polis, who went to the house in his Mork costume to say goodbye. (Pictured).
Mrs. Doubtfire House — San Francisco, Calif.
People knelt on the stairs of the Mrs. Doubtfire house in San Francisco, leaving flowers and notes to the deceased. Dozens of neighbors also gathered at Williams’ nearby home in Tiburon until late Monday night to pay tribute. “I still don’t believe it’s real,” Megan Thorpe, who used to nanny for a neighbor, told SF Gate. “But we’re here. It has to be.”
Hollywood Walk of Fame — Los Angeles, Calif.
Fans in Southern California have also placed flowers, candles, and messages around Robin Williams’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.