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

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.”

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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.”

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