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Sarah Michelle Gellar posts tribute to Robin Williams

Robin Williams, left, and Matt Damon in “Good Will Hunting.” It is the one-year anniversary of Williams’ death.George Kraychyk/Miramax/AP

It was seemingly impossible to find anybody in Hollywood who didn’t have a memory of Robin Williams, who died last year. Now on the one-year anniversary of his death, former colleagues are continuing to remember him.

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, who costarred with Williams on the CBS sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” posted a photo to her Instagram of the bench from “Good Will Hunting,” where Williams’s character, Sean Maguire, delivers a powerful soliloquy to Matt Damon’s Will Hunting.

Accompanying the image — taken at the Boston Public Garden last year — was a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.


“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better wether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded.”

Mourners visited the bench last year and wrote quotes in sidewalk chalk, including some memorable lines. The one in the photo Gellar posted said, “Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl.”

Gellar was one of many celebrities who took to social media in the wake of Williams’s death, which was ruled a suicide.