2. Comic Relief was revolutionary.
Comic Relief debuted in 1986 and was hosted by Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams. The first special raised $2.5 million for charity and the rest, as they say, is history.
3. He entertained the U.S. troops for over 10 years.
Robin Williams touched many individuals in the military by being a kind and generous person in addition to being a great entertainer. He once said in an interview with Parade, “I do those because it’s like the real version of Good Morning, Vietnam, meeting people and seeing what I can do to help. They’re the best audiences I’ve ever had,” when discussing his USO tours. Because Robin died by suicide, something that plagues the veteran population, his death hits particularly close to home for those who have served in the military.