What Was Robin Williams’ Age and Net Worth When He Died?
Actor Robin Williams died several years ago. Still, every year on his birthday, his fans take to social media to celebrate his legacy, including many of his most memorable movie roles. What was Robin Williams’ age when he died, and how much was he worth at that time?
Robin Williams would have been 70 in 2021
After attending the prestigious Julliard School in New York City for a few years, Williams left to pursue his stand-up comedy career. He found mainstream success with the 1978 sitcom Mork & Mindy. He broke out in film acting with Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets Society, the former of which earned him an Oscar nomination.
This led to a surge in roles in the ’90s. Movies such as Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Flubber performed well at the box office. His voice acting turns in children’s flicks like FernGully: The Last Rainforest and Aladdin also did well. However, the next decade brought a string of box-office bombs like RV and License to Wed.
Williams was born on July 21, 1951. So, had he lived until 2021, he would have been celebrating his 70th birthday. In honor of the day, many shared their favorite films of the actor’s, from The Birdcage and Good Will Hunting to the Happy Feet and Night at the Museum franchises.
He died when he was 63 years old
Williams died several years before this milestone birthday. He died in August 2014, a few weeks after turning 63. An official report deemed his cause of death “asphyxia due to hanging,” according to NBC News. This led to a discussion around mental health, as Williams dealt with “depression, anxiety, and the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease.”
In the years since his death, Williams’ fans have kept his memory alive with frequent reminders of him on social media. Additionally, his daughter, Zelda Williams, occasionally talks about him on her own accounts. However, she notes that it’s not always easy to do as the daughter of someone so beloved.
“Many of them miss Dad and see me as a target for their rage/need for acknowledgment to fend [off] nihilism,” she once tweeted in response to someone asking why people attack her on social media. “I’m a publicly available remnant of him that people seem to confuse as an altar to him to curse fortune at,” she added.
Williams’ net worth at the time of his death
Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Williams faced financial hardship near the end of his life. Though his net worth was reportedly $50 million, he told Parade he took a “steady job” (a sitcom, The Crazy Ones, which aired for one season) because “there are bills to pay.”
“My life has downsized, in a good way. I’m selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can’t afford it anymore,” Williams continued. He added that he “lost enough” but “not all” his money due to his 1988 and 2010 divorces. Additionally, he had trusts set up for his three children: Zelda and her brothers, Zak and Cody.