Comic mania can mask darkness with joy ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Fans gathered to mourn the late actor at the scenes of some of his best known performances, including the bench in Boston where he filmed “Good Will Hunting.” DAVID L RYAN/GLOBE STAFF In Boston, fans wrote quotes from his movies near the Public Garden bench where he filmed a scene in “Good Will Hunting.” LAURA CRIMALDI/GLOBE STAFF Among the famous quotations were lines from “Aladdin” and “Mork and Mindy.” CJ GUNTHER/EPA Others stopped by to take pictures of the bench that Williams shared with Matt Damon in the movie. Elise Amendola/AP Photo By afternoon, many people had left flowers at the site. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Flowers were also placed outside of South Boston’s L Street Tavern, where a scene from the movie "Good Will Hunting" was filmed. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Inside the tavern, fans hung pictures honoring Williams. MARC PISCOTTY/Getty Images In Boulder, Colo., fans placed photos and notes outside of the house whose exterior was used in the opening credits for “Mork & Mindy.” Marc Piscotty/Getty Images Angie Campbell of Boulder took in the makeshift memorial there. Brennan Linsley/Associated Press A sign written in chalk in Boulder called out to the character in Williams’s celebrated sitcom role. Ben Margot/Associated Press In San Francisco, mourners left mementos outside of a home used in the film “Mrs. Doubtfire." Ben Margot/Associated Press The steps of the San Francisco home displayed flowers, notes, and candles left to honor Williams. LARRY DOWNING/Reuters The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington displayed a memorial to Williams. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images People gathered near a makeshift tribute in front of the Carolines on Broadway comedy club in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images The New York site featured pictures of Williams in some of his best-known roles. JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA Mourners also paid their respects outside of the Tiburon, Calif., home where Williams died. KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/Associated Press In Hollywood, Williams’s star was covered with tributes. ROBYN BECK/Getty Images Near the star, a fan laid a wreath in honor of the late actor.