BOSTON (AP) — A bench in Boston has become a quiet memorial to Robin Williams, whose Academy Award-winning performance in “Good Will Hunting” was filmed in the city.
In the 1997 movie, Williams, playing an empathetic therapist, and his patient, a blue-collar genius played by Matt Damon, have a conversation on a bench in Boston’s Public Garden.
Dozens of people quietly visited the bench Tuesday. Some left tributes — pinwheels, flowers, bottles of beer, a teddy bear, an autographed baseball.
Some used chalk to write messages on the walkway. Many were quotes from his performances: “It’s not your fault,” from “Good Will Hunting,” and, “You ain’t never had a friend like me,” from “Aladdin.”
Williams died Monday at his California home at age 63. Authorities say he hanged himself.