Having a career that spanned over 40 decades, the 63-year-old starred in a number of those best-known and best-loved movies of all time. From Aladdin and Mrs Doubtfire, also Good Will Hunting and Hook, he left adults and children laugh and cry in equal measure.
However, in 2014, the father-of- three was discovered dead in his house in California.
On the anniversary of the passing, fans across the globe have taken to social media websites to commend the late comic, with lots of calling him among the best.
One fan said: “Five years ago Robin Williams left our world. He was a gifted actor who loved to make everyone laugh. Aside from his incredible witty humor, he taught us another valuable lesson. Always check in on friends and family to see how they’re doing. We miss you, Robin”
“Five years ago, the world lost a truly gifted human being. A great humanitarian, a fantastic actor and an out-of-this-world stand-up comedian. We all still miss you – R.I.P. Robin Williams,” wrote another fan.
Robin Williams is, and will continue to be , an inspiration. He was a large part of my childhood, making me laugh, cry, and feel. I miss him everyday. Thank you, Robin. For everything. #RobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/TjDL1c7Sjj
— jay ; a mood (@saucypilots) August 11, 2019
Praising the late celebrity, lovers thanked him for being such a huge portion of their youth.
“Robin Williams is, and will continue to be , an inspiration. He was a large part of my childhood, making me laugh, cry, and feel. I miss him everyday. Thank you, Robin. For everything,” said one.
I can not believe it has been five years since that remarkable soul left this world. Remembering Robin Williams five years following his passing.”
5 years ago today we all lost part of our childhood. You will never be forgotten. RIP Robin Williams. pic.twitter.com/QiYrxavFrs
— Not Will Ferrell (@itsWillyFerrell) August 11, 2019
Because his father’s passing, Zak is now a mental health advocate and states he wish he had spent more time with him.
At a biography of his father, called Robin, he explained:”I am kicking myself for not seeing him during this time.
“Because I think that was a very lonely period for him. In retrospect, I feel like I should have been there, spending time with him. Because someone who needs support was not getting the support he needed.”