Wilton Resident Remembers Robin Williams For His Acting, Humanity

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Valerie Shukovsky of Wilton remembered Robin Williams for his acting and for his personality. The comedian committed suicide Monday.
Valerie Shukovsky of Wilton remembered Robin Williams for his acting and for his personality. The comedian committed suicide Monday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

WILTON, Conn. -- The shocking suicide of famed comic and actor Robin Williams was a blow to many who enjoyed his starring turns first on the television show "Mork & Mindy" and later in a long list of movies that are etched in America's consciousness. 

Wilton resident Valerie Shukovsky said she is a fan of Williams and was shocked at his death. In particular, she remembered "Dead Poets Society" and loved his performance in it.

"He's a great comedian. I liked a lot of his stuff, and 'Dead Poets Society' really sticks in my mind," she said.

Williams, star of "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting" as well as the television series that rocketed him to fame "Mork & Mindy," hanged himself Monday, police said. 

His wife said Thursday he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease when he took his life.

Shukovsky said Williams had a personality that was easy to be attracted to.

"He seemed very approachable. He seemed to be down to earth and an all around great guy in addition to be very funny," she said.

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