Robin Williams died 3 years ago today: Watch his Top 9 funniest and saddest moments

The Oscar-winning star took his own life on August 11, 2014  aged 63, in Los Angeles. It’s thought he had been battling dementia and hallucinations, which have been linked to the medication treating his Parkinson’s Disease.

But, he lives on thanks to his incredible work on screen which garnered him five Grammys, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actor Guild Awards, two Emmys, and an Oscar for Good Will Hunting.

Williams tackled serious subjects like the war in Vietnam, divorce, homophobia, what it means to be human and the horrors of being trapped in a lamp for thousands of years.

But he did so with great humour and, in the process, humanised them. Here are our top nine favourite Robin Williams performances.

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Robin Williams as Mrs Doubtfire

One of the world’s greatest comedians, the late Williams has been in the news again recently as the world marks the third anniversary of his loss.

Last year t in memory of the great man. It’s safe to say that some of them look very different.

In the iconic film, Williams layed a grown up Peter Pan regaining his memory as he returned to Neverland in the Steven Spielberg adventure.

The star may be gone, but he lives on through his exceptional work, the best are below for you to enjoy.

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Robin passed away three years ago today

1: Good Morning Vietnam: First broadcast

Williams’ turn in 1987 as the side-splittingly funny army DJ Adrian Cronauer during the Vietnam War showcased his ability to be funny but never insensitive while dealing with the most serious of subjects.

His incredible performance won him a Golden Globe award, as well as an Oscar nomination.

2: Mrs. Doubtfire: The transformation, cooking scene AND dancing with the hoover

In this 1993 smash hit about a father desperate to spend time with his kids, whatever it takes, Williams transformed himself into the bustling, busty Scottish widow Euphegenia Doubtfire.

Tragically, he had just announced the return of Mrs. Doubtfire shortly before his death.

The first scene shows his brother, played by the wonderful Harvey Fierstein, experimenting with wigs and make-up as they create Mrs. Doubtfire, with a few cheeky nods to the likes of Barbra Streisand along the way. We also get a glimpse of his culinary catastrophesm and couldn’t resist a little snippet of Williams showing incredible comic timing – and some nifty moves – as Mrs. Doubtfire does the housework.

3. Aladdin: The Genie’s firstappearance

Williams didn’t even have to be physically on screen to steal the show. He gave a dazzling virtuoso show as the voice of the wisecracking, motor-mouthed Genie in Disney’s 1992 cartoon. The role was written for him and brought him a whole new generation of fans.

From the show-stopping songs like Friend Like Me and Prince Ali, to the dizzying comedy monologues, we all wished we had a friend like him.

With Guy Richie’s live-action remake of Aladdin coming next year,

4: Dead Poets Society: Final scene

Try not to blub like a child when a class full of rebellious teenage boys show their love and loyalty to their inspirational teacher.

Robins as John Keating is the teacher we all wish we’d had and fully deserving of everyone standing on their desks in devotion.

Carpe Diem – Seize the day!

5: The Birdcage: Being butch

Williams starred with the equally over the top Nathan Lane in this 1996 smash comedy based on the 1978 French film La Cage aux Folles. They play two flamboyant gay men who try to butch up to impress their prospective in-laws when their son decides to get married.

In this hilarious scene Armand (Williams) tries to teach interpretive dance.

6: Hook: Peter become Pan

Who better to play the boy who never grew up?

This classic scene shows Williams flying around Neverland with typically infectious delight.

Steven Spielberg recently revealed he’d like to go back and rewatch Hook to see if there’s anything he actually liked about it – despite the director’s feelings, Hook has become a much-loved cult classic among many movie fans.

7: Accent marathon

A little bonus slice of fun.

Williams whips through a dizzying run of accents in 60 seconds on the Ellen show for Comic Relief.

He rounds it all off with the eskimo who has “sniffilis.”

8: Jumanji: Where’s my mum and dad?

Another classic man-child moment where Williams breaks our hearts, yet again.

Jumanji is a riotous romp of special effects and kids fantasies made real, but at the heart of it is the original little boy who became trapped in the magic book.

9: Mork and Mindy: Mork meets The Fonz

Williams shot to fame on TV in 1978 as the hapless and hopeless alien Mork who is sent to observe Earth in an egg-shaped spaceship. Every week he learned about being human – accompanied by a fondness for rainbow braces and a slow-burning love for Mindy (Pam Dawber).

This clip shows his memorable encounter with Fonz from Happy Days who calls him “The nutso from Outer Space.”

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