Yesterday the world learned of the tragic death of comedian Robin Williams, age 63.

His work, spanning across 5 decades, touched the lives of millions, particularly the Boulder community. His career began in the late 70s show, “Mork and Mindy”, which took place in Boulder. Williams played an alien named Mork from the planet Ork, who called the historical Queen Anne home on 1619 Pine St. home. After the tragic and unexpected news of his death, a memorial at the Mork and Mindy house was set up with dozens of mourners leaving flowers and letters for the star.

His work following the success of Mork and Mindy included, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet’s Society, Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladin and his Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting.

What comes as a tremendous loss for the film and entertainment community, also comes as a loss for the millions of people Robin Williams made smile. Our hearts are heavy with the news, but our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

The world has lost a true genius and great soul. Robin Williams, you will surely be missed.

“You’re only given one little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it!”