Remembering Robin Williams
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
After dedicating space in iTunes in tribute to Robin Williams, Apple added a memorial to its homepage late Tuesday simply titled Remembering Robin Williams.
Apple has periodically dedicated space on its homepage to pay tribute to members of the Apple family, great artists, and world leaders with the most recent being a tribute to Nelson Mandela last December.
Apple executives took to Twitter late Monday to express their sadness over Robin’s passing, with Tim Cook tweeting:
Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams’ passing. He was an incomparable talent and a great human being. Rest in peace.
Phil Schiller also tweeted:
RIP Robin Williams. He made the world a happier place.
Robin had worked with Apple earlier this year to record a voiceover of his monologue from Dead Poets Society to kick off Apple’s “Your Verse” iPad Air ad campaign. According to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, Jobs had also considered Williams to narrate Apple’s Think Different ads, but ultimately was unable to reach him to offer him the part.
My previous post in Robin’s honor, can be found here.