Shortly before taking his own life, beloved actor Robin Williams reportedly granted a dying woman’s bucket list wish.
After her cancer diagnosis in January, 21-year-old Vivian Waller of Auckland, New Zealand made a bucket list of things she wanted to do before she died, and one of the things on the list was to meet Robin Williams.
Williams was unable to meet Waller in person because she was so sick, but he was able to record a touching video message to her, and now, following his recent suicide, Waller’s husband has decided to release the video.
“Hi, Vivian, it’s Robin Williams here saying, ‘Hey, girl, what’s going on there down in New Zealand?’” said Williams in his best Kiwi accent. “Sending all my love to you, Jack and Sophie. Mark this off your bucket list. I said, Hey, hey, hey. What’s going on? It’s all right, ’sall right, ’sall right. I’m just channeling Matthew McConaughey.”
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“Much love to you, baby!” Williams said before signing off as he blew Waller a kiss.
Waller’s husband Jack says that thanks to Williams’ kindness, she was able to check that off her bucket list, in addition to getting married and celebrating her young daughter’s birthday. Jack says he hasn’t told his wife about Williams’ suicide, as she was moved to hospice care the same day.
“Viv struggles with a lack of energy, and it is quite difficult for her to concentrate,” said Jack. “We are just enjoying the time we have together. We take things a day at a time.”
Jack says he decided to release the video of Williams because “we love him. We want to show people how awesome a person he was.”
Sources: NY Post, NY Daily News Page Six, Daily Mail