Robin Williams' estate launches an official YouTube channel featuring classic clips

Ben Arnold
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Robin Williams (Credit: Media Punch/IPX/AP)
Robin Williams (Credit: Media Punch/IPX/AP)

The estate of the late comedian Robin Williams has today launched an official YouTube channel, featuring classic clips of some of his most memorable stand-up shows.

Created by Time Life and the Robin Williams Estate, it will also feature interviews with Williams' friends and family and other retrospective videos of the much-missed Hollywood icon.

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Among the first videos uploaded are two clips from his celebrated stand-up show Live On Broadway, recorded in 2002, one about the invention of golf, and another about his close encounter with a gorilla.

There are also two interviews; one with fellow stand-up Lewis Black about how they first became friends, and one with Williams' former manager David Steinberg.

In the pipeline is a snippet from his 1978 special Robin Williams: Off The Wall, with new clips being up uploaded every week until June.

Williams shot to fame in the US sitcom Mork & Mindy, a spin-off from beloved series Happy Days.

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He went on to star in movies including Popeye, Good Morning Vietnam, Awakenings, The Fisher King and Dead Poets Society.

Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting, and also a slew of Emmys and Golden Globes over a near 50 year career.

But tragically he took his own life in 2014.

Latterly, his wife Susan Schneider attributed his suicide to having recently been diagnosed with early onset dementia.