Stevie Wonder sings, Whoopi Goldberg toasts Robin Williams' life at private memorial
It was Hollywood's final farewell to a comedy giant, but it was done far away from the bright lights of the studios. Robin Williams' life was celebrated in San Francisco on Saturday with dozens of familiar faces in attendance.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the private ceremony was held at the Curran Theatre where heartfelt speeches from the likes of Bobcat Goldthwait, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Idle and Admiral Mike Mullen were heard. In addition, his wife Susan and three children, Cody, Zelda and Zak, also spoke.
Stevie Wonder handled the music section of the memorial by playing with the Glide Memorial Choir & Band, a local group of musicians from the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.
Williams' rep confirmed that names like George Lucas, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller, Penny Marshall, Danny DeVito, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gus Van Sant, Minnie Driver, Josh Groban, Seth Green and Pam Dawber were in attendance. Other names included Bette Midler, Chris Columbus, Jeff Bridges, Marlo Thomas, Eddie Izzard and Richard Lewis.
Many of the attendees had worked with the late actor on-screen, from Dawber's time with him on Mork & Mindy to director Van Sant, who helped deliver Williams' Oscar-winning role in Good Will Hunting.
The tribute ended with a reception at the Westin St. Francis Hotel after the memorial.
The family has been keeping a low profile since his Aug. 11 death as a result of suicide. Zelda did post two thank-you tweets to supportive fans who have offered their sympathy and support, but the rest of the family has been largely silent in the last two months.