Apple has created a dedicated section in its iTunes Store entitled ‘Remembering Robin Williams.’ The addition follows yesterday’s tragic news of the actor’s passing, and it features links to his popular movies, TV series and stand-up comedy routines.
In addition to the media, the section also includes a photo of Mr. Williams and a brief paragraph on his career and philanthropical achievements, calling him “one of the most beloved and unforgettable performers in the history of show business.”
One of the most beloved and unforgettable performers in the history of show business, Robin Williams brought laughter and inspiration to millions. Throughout a career that spanned five decades, Williams evolved from stand up comedian to international movie star. Among the great masters of improv, he transfixed audiences with a mile-a-minute comic energy. Williams’ Golden Globe-winning turn in Good Morning, Vietnam demonstrated that his versatile acting talents were equally suited to evoking dramatic complexity. Many of Williams’ most iconic performances–in Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, and his Oscar-winning triumph Good Will Hunting–were dazzling high-wire acts that left audiences in tears of laughter one minute and tears of poignancy the next. An Emmy and a GRAMMY winner as well, Williams was a philanthropist who served as a driving force behind Comic Relief USA, which has raised more than $50 million.
Mr. Williams has a particularly special connection with Apple, through his character in Dead Poets Society, John Keating. Apple used an excerpt of Keating in a voice over track for its original ‘Your Verse’ ad, which has since turned into an entire campaign.
Apple executives Tim Cook and Phil Schiller joined the millions of fans yesterday in honoring the actor:
Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams’ passing. He was an incomparable talent and a great human being. Rest in peace.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 12, 2014
RIP Robin Williams. He made the world a happier place.
— Philip Schiller (@pschiller) August 12, 2014
You can check out the special Remembering Robin Williams section in iTunes here.