Without a doubt, the loss of Robin Williams, the beloved comedian and actor, caught all of us by surprise a few days ago. It is strange to think that a man who’s goal was making people laugh could be so troubled inside, but such is the nature of depression.
Robin Williams, as is well known, was a big gamer; the man played Battlefield 2 as a sniper, he nearly played Doctor Breen in Half-Life 2 back in 2004, he adored pen-and-paper role playing games, and he named both of his kids after video game characters. His son is named Cody after Final Fight (maybe, he never named the game), and famously, his daughter is named Zelda after the eponymous princess from The Legend of Zelda. The father and daughter appeared in a series of advertisements for Ocarina of Time 3D, and the series was rather special to both of them.
In turn, a group of fans are seeking Nintendo to memorialize Williams’ love of the The Legend of Zelda series by starting a petition to name a character in an upcoming Zelda game after the actor. You can find the petition here, and I encourage you to sign it; it would be a small but meaningful way to immortalize the man’s immense talent and his passion for making us laugh.