The Real Patch Adams Pens Moving Remembrance of Robin Williams

One of Robin Williams‘s more dramatic (but still hilarious) roles was when he took on the role of real life doctor Patch Adams. Well, the real Adams wrote a piece for Time Magazine today in remembrance of the comedic legend who brought his story to life.

Adams talks about the Williams he had the privilege of meeting many years ago, a man who “valued peace and quiet, a chance to breathe—a chance to get away from the fame that his talent has brought him.”

He says that on the set of the movie, Williams would always brighten everyone’s spirits and was kind to everyone. Adams ends with a very personal thank you to the man who gave him new life, so to speak.

I’m enormously grateful for his wonderful performance of my early life, which has allowed the Gesundheit Institute to continue and expand our work. We extend our blessings to his family and friends in this moment of sadness.

Thank you for all you’ve given this world Robin, thank you my friend.

You can read his full piece here.

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