Several of Robin Williams’ friends were in attendance at a special ceremony for the actor, six weeks after the famous comedian’s unexpected death. The ceremony was organized by his daughter, Zelda Williams. Read on for more details about this news item.
Hundreds of people, mostly friends of the departed, were at the special ceremony planned by 25-year-old Zelda for her father, Robin Williams, who died last Aug. 11, 2014. The private ceremony was held at the Curran Theater in San Francisco over the weekend and was led by Williams’ closest friends, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg. They were joined by the actor’s wife, Susan Schneider, as well as his children from a previous marriage, Zak, Zelda and Cody.
Crystal, who gave such a heartfelt and touching tribute for his friend at the Emmy’s last August, was reportedly in tears, according to US Magazine; while The Hollywood Reporter said that other celebrities like Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, George Lucas, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Danny de Vito, Minnie Driver and Josh Groban were in attendance.
The two-hour ceremony had Stevie Wonder paying a musical tribute, along with the Glide memorial choir, which was followed by a reception at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.
The actor’s remains were cremated following his death, and according to reports from the U.S. media, his ashes were scattered at the San Francisco Bay.
Meanwhile, the red and white spacesuit that Williams wore in his 1970s comedy series “Mork and Mindy” will be up for auction this coming Oct. 17 to 20, 2014 in Calabasas, Los Angeles.
In a report from Telegraph, the said suit is expected to fetch a price tag of $20,000. The egg that the character Mork used on the show to land on Earth will also be up for sale at the auction. It is expected to sell for $6,000.
“This is such a big piece from a pop-culture, television history perspective. I think that it’s going to stand on its own merit, not because of what recently, tragically, happened with Robin,” remarked Brian Chanes from the Profiles in History auction house, as published in the Telegraph report.
And that’s the word on Robin Williams’ special memorial with friends and family, as well as the auction of some of his memorabilia from “Mork and Mindy.”
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