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Broadway Lights Go Dark In Tribute To Robin Williams

Broadway lights went dark in memory of Robin Williams on Wednesday, Aug. 13. (Credit: CBS 2)

Broadway lights went dark in memory of Robin Williams on Wednesday, Aug. 13. (Credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In honor of Robin Williams, Broadway went dark Wednesday night.

Theatergoers paused as the marquee lights of the theaters on the Great White Way were dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m.

Williams’ picture also appeared on the marquee screen at the Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St.

Williams, 63, was found dead Monday in his northern California home. The actor hanged himself with a belt, police officials said Tuesday.

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Williams is best known for his roles in the TV sitcom “Mork & Mindy” and in films such as “Good Will Hunting,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Dead Poets Society.”

He also starred in a number of theatrical productions, including Mike Nichols’ 1988 off-Broadway version of “Waiting for Godot” alongside Steve Martin, and his one-man show “Robin Williams: Live on Broadway.” He also appeared in Broadway’s “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” in 2011.

“Robin Williams was a comedic genius with limitless talent and stunning versatility who left this world far too early,” Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a news release. “He made an impact on everyone he met or entertained. Whether on screen or live on stage, his multi-faceted talent always created memorable performances. Robin Williams will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.”

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