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Robin Williams Recorded This Video Message for a Terminally Ill Fan Before He Died

He was helping a 21-year-old mom with cancer finish her bucket list

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Robin Williams recorded a video message a few months before he died to cheer up a terminally-ill fan, New Zealand’s Sunday-Star Times reports.

Vivian Waller, 21, who is living with cancer in an Auckland hospice, drew up a bucket list in January that included getting married, seeing her daughter turn one, and meeting Robin Williams, the beloved actor who took his own life on Aug. 11.

While the first two items have been completed, she has been too sick to travel to the U.S. to meet the star, so he emailed her this approximately 30-second clip instead.

“Hey girl, what’s going on down there in New Zealand? Sending all my love to you,” Williams says in the video. “Mark this off your bucket list.”

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