News

Robin Williams laid to rest at low-key memorial

Robin Williams laid to rest at low-key memorial

REMEMBERING ROBIN: Williams died on Aug. 11. Photo: Associated Press

Robin Williams was laid to rest in his adopted San Francisco, California on Sunday.

The life of the tragic funnyman, who committed suicide at his home in Marin County, California last week, was celebrated at Glide Memorial Church.

The funeral service was without incident even though members of the Westboro Baptist Church had threatened to protest the send-off over Williams’ support of gays and his portrayal of a gay man in “The Birdcage.”

PHOTOS: Remembering Robin Williams Robin Williams through the years | 2014 Notable Deaths | TWITTER REACTS: #RIPRobinWilliams | EXTRA: Robin Williams leaves behind 4 films in wake of death | Williams to be honored in ‘World of Warcraft’WATCH: Late-night tributes to Robin Williams

Rev. Cecil Williams, who presided over the service, told mourners, “He (Williams) was just a good laugh and a good soul with what he said and what he did and how he did it.

EXTRA: Williams’ children speak out | A comic genius, Williams masked struggles with laughter

Williams was battling the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and depression when he took his life.

Recent Headlines

21 mins ago in Music

Bob Dylan turns 75, with latest tour and album in the wind

Fresh
bobdylan

Rock bard Bob Dylan, forever young in the minds of baby boomers who grew up with his music, turned 75-years-old on Tuesday, a little more than a week before the start of a U.S. summer tour in support of his latest album.

42 mins ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Chewbacca Mom’ and ‘Star Wars’ director J.J. Abrams take a drive

Fresh
19-overlay-7

Just three happy Chewbaccas having fun in a car together.

24 hours ago in Music

Paul McCartney says he almost quit music in the early ’70s

paulmccartney

In a new interview, the rocker reveals he went wild in the years after the Fab Four called it quits, and his band Wings helped him straighten out and rediscover his love for music.

1 day ago in Viral Videos

Bernie and Hillary walk into a bar

Updated
11-overlay-11

The Democratic presidential candidates reminisce about their time running against each other in the primary.

2 days ago in Music

Would you wear Rolling Stones swim trunks?

rollingstonesREUTERS

The veteran rockers have teamed up with a fashion company to roll out a collection of men's swimwear.