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Jordan Chittley, CTVNews.ca Writer
Storified by CTVNews.ca· Tue, Aug 12 2014 13:17:39
In addition to bringing joy to audiences while on stage or
TV, Robin Williams also delighted hundreds of thousands of followers on social media
with glimpses into his private life out of the limelight.
On Twitter and Instagram, Williams posted selfies with
celebrities, backstage photos from his TV show The Crazy Ones, showed his
support for charities, old photos of himself with his children on their birthdays, and
lots of images of pugs.
He occasionally took part in #tbt (throw back Thursday), including images from his first major starring role as the weird alien
on "Mork & Mindy".
Williams was also well-known for his charity work with
organizations such as Comic Relief, the LiveStrong Foundation, St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital and more. Williams, along with Billy Crystal and
Whoopi Goldberg, began hosting TV specials to raise money for America's
homeless in 1986.
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