Robin Williams Recorded Touching Video for Terminal Cancer Sufferer, Signed Off With a Kiss and a Song, Before His Own Anguish Led Him to Take His Life
The death of actor Robin Williams has devastated fans around the world, who loved the comedian for his sense of humor, but also for his amazing heart. Williams showed his generosity of spirit before he died when he recorded a video for a woman suffering from terminal cancer, complete with a song and a kiss.
Before Robin Williams took his own life last week, the Oscar-winning actor recorded a video message of hope, support and ‘love’ to a woman in a hospice with a terminal illness.
When 21-year-old Vivian Waller was diagnosed in January with lung, bowel and liver cancer, she included a meeting with Williams on a ‘bucket list’ of the things she hoped to achieve before she died.
Her condition deteriorated and she was too sick to travel from her native Auckland, New Zealand, to America, so one of her friends contacted the 63-year-old comedian and he agreed to record a short video clip which he emailed to the family a few months ago.
‘Hi Vivianâ€‰.â€‰.â€‰. it’s Robin Williams here saying, “Hey girl, what’s going on down there in New Zealand?”,’ Williams says in the message.
‘I’m sending all my love to youâ€‰.â€‰.â€‰. knock this off your bucket list.’
Williams (pictured blowing Vivian a kiss) then broke into brief song, explaining that he’s ‘channelling Matthew McConaughey’ [the dashing actor] before signing off with – ‘much love to you, baby’.
Vivian’s husband, Jack, whom she married in February, says she was thrilled beyond belief with Williams’s message.
He has, though, yet to discuss the actor’s suicide with her, because it’s too sensitive a subject.
In addition to the video for Vivian, Williams had also taken the time to speak with and meet other people, often children, battling disease or illness, even going above and beyond one meeting by following up with phone calls to cheer them up. Such stories show that the world has not just lost an amazing entertainer — it has lost an extraordinary person as well.