Earlier this week, the screen comedy legend Robin Williams took his own life, shaking pretty much all of us to the core and sending even those of us who never considered ourselves fans of the guy back to that one Homicide episode where he absolutely annihilated in his guest-starring role. One of those shaken was the singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, who wrote and recorded “Robin (A Tribute To Robin Williams 1951-2014)” in the last couple of days. The song is full of references to Williams’ various roles, and the video that accompanies it is made up entirely of Williams clips. Check it out below.
For a very different form of celebrity Williams tribute, check out The Wire auteur David Simon’s account of meeting Williams on the set of that one Homicide episode.