By Shelley Marsden
SOME epic graffiti tributes to the late American actor/comedian, who was found dead aged 63 in his Californian home on Monday, have been popping up across Ireland’s capital city.
The artworks are sure evidence of the affection for which the Good Morning Vietnam star is held by the general public.
One of them (pictured above, source: Twitter @Taylor_DjSwitch) has been spray painted on cling film on Henry Street in the city centre.
Another impressive work, a multicoloured head by artist Pan Cooke, appeared on Newtown Park Avenue in Blackrock, this time depicting the legendary funny man during one of the ‘bearded’ phases of his career.
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Graffiti tributes have been appearing to the Academy Award-winning actor across the world, from Brooklyn to Serbia. In Belgrade, unidentified street artists painted a graffiti mural of William’s face on a wall under the Brankov Bridge.
Small memorials have also sprung up on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, outside his home and at real-life locations of some of his famous movie scenes.
In Massachusetts, Bostonians have been writing chalk messages near the iconic bench featured in Good Will Hunting, the film that earned Williams an Oscar.
Irish stars have been paying tribute to Williams, including Pierce Brosnan, his co-star in 1993 comedy Mrs Doubtfire, who tweeted: “Dear Robin…you made me laugh like no other…You bedazzled the world with your brilliant genius. Mrs. Doubtfire and you will forever be in my heart, and the memory of you good man, shall remain constant throughout my days.”