Fans and friends from the world of entertainment have been paying tribute to the acting legend that was Robin Williams today on the first anniversary of his death.

The hugely popular Oscar winner and comedian was found dead on 11 August last year by a personal assistant at his home in the San Francisco Bay area.

His death was later confirmed to have been a suicide after a toxicology test revealed the absence of alcohol or illicit drugs in his system.

Today there were scores of tributes on social media for the actor who starred in such classics as Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society.


However the most moving tribute came from actress Sarah Michelle Gellar who played his daughter in the short lived US comedy The Crazy Ones. She shared a photo of the Boston park bench Williams sat on in a famous scene in Good Will Hunting and accompanied the image with a quote from US poet Ralph Waldo Emerson:

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded.

You succeeded RW.