August 13, 2014
Apple has just published a special "Remembering Robin Williams" webpage on its official website in homage to the legendary comedian, actor and philanthropist, who died yesterday at age 63. The webpage, which is linked from Apple.com, features a portrait of Williams with the following message from Apple:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Robin Williams. He inspired us through his passion, his generosity, and the gift of laughter. He will be greatly missed.The message essentially echoes the sentiment expressed by Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter. "Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams' passing," he tweeted. "He was an incomparable talent and a great human being. Rest in peace." If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Williams joins the likes of Beatles member George Harrison, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs in the short list of iconic individuals to whom Apple has paid tribute on its website. Apple has also posted a special section on the iTunes Store dedicated to Williams' impressive work in film, television, and standup. Williams is also heard on Apple's iPad Air TV ad titled "Your Verse," which kicked off the company's campaign of the same name last January. The ad, shown above, features a voiceover speech delivered by Williams in the film "Dead Poets Society," which poses the question, "What will your verse be?"