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Death of Robin Williams, College of Marin Alum

KENTFIELD, CA—August 11, 2014—College of Marin is deeply saddened by yesterday’s news of the sudden death of acclaimed actor and comedian Robin Williams. As you may know, Mr. Williams attended College of Marin 1970–1973 and was active in the Drama Department appearing in College productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, the Wild West version of Taming of the Shrew and Oliver among others. Mr. Williams was a long-time supporter of the Drama program through his support of student scholarships.

The reaction to his death has been profoundly felt here across the country and beyond. The Drama Department will be meeting on Friday to discuss how we might best honor and celebrate his iconic life and contributions. Details will be forthcoming.

As one of our most accomplished and celebrated alums, Robin Williams’ star will always shine brightly at College of Marin. Let us remember him through the laughter and joy he brought us through his movies, television, and comedy.

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