Remembering the life of a comic genius
It was as simple as "Nanu Nanu." The improvisational genius that was Mork from Ork skyrocketed Robin Williams into public consciousness where he would quickly become an entertainment and cultural icon. Five years after his tragic passing, the editors at People bring you this new commemorative issue, 'Robin Williams.' Revisit "The Man in Constant Motion," beginning with his lonely childhood and audacious early years in "Young Robin." Fasten your seatbelts and travel "Out of This World" to remember his wild, transformational work on the sitcom 'Mork & Mindy' and "His Brilliant Career," including his "Roles of a Lifetime" with unforgettable performances in films like 'Awakenings,' 'Good Morning Vietnam,' 'Dead Poets Society,' and 'Good Will Hunting,' for which he won an Oscar. Explore the profound paradox that such a comic genius was plagued by demons in "The Man Behind the Laughter," and go "Inside His Final Days" to learn the heartbreaking details of his struggle with mysterious symptoms. Finally, listen to friends, co-stars and family "In Praise of Robin" as they celebrate the generous man and brilliant career of a singular talent.