Fans leave Williams tributes at Boston park bench

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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.


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