1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    As we are all deeply saddened by the passing of actor Robin Williams, Apple took it to iTunes to honor the Oscar-winning comedian. The Cupertino-based company had a whole iTunes section dedicated to the actor and featured some of his best work including movies, TV shows, and classic comedies. The special section titled “Remembering Robin Williams,” pointed to movies ranging from Mrs. Doubtfire to Dead Poet Society, which inspired the company’s recent ‘Your Verse’ campaign.

    The section also featured a touching note in regards to the actor’s professional work and life:

    One of the most beloved and unforgettable performers in the history of show business, Robin Williams brought laughter and inspiration to millions. Throughout a career that spanned five decades, Williams evolved from stand-up comedian to international movie star. Among the great masters of improv, he transfixed audiences with a mile-a-minute comic energy. Williams’ Golden Globe®-winning turn in Good Morning, Vietnam demonstrated that his versatile acting talents were equally suited to evoking dramatic complexity. Many of Williams’ most iconic performances — in Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, and his Oscar®-winning triumph Good Will Hunting — were dazzling high-wire acts that left audiences in tears of laughter one minute and tears of poignancy the next. An Emmy® and a GRAMMY® winner as well, Williams was a philanthropist who served as a driving force behind Comic Relief USA, which has raise more than $50 million.
    A monologue from Williams’ famous Dead Poet Society movie was used recently for Apple’s campaign, that shows how the iPad can be used in various different ways. It seems like the actor really inspired the popular tech company. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, also took to Twitter when he found out about the news:

    Williams was found in his California home on Monday, at 63 years young.

    Source: Apple

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-08-13 04:54 AM
  2. rocky5's Avatar
    Aww nothing like Apple to make some dosh, using the death of one of the best actors in along time.

    That tweet should have read.

    "Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams passing. He was an incomparable talent and a great human being.
    Rest in peace.
    Now go buy his movies from ITunes, we made it easy by putting him on the front page."

    RIP Robin Williams & screw you Apple.
    Last edited by rocky5; 2014-08-13 at 11:19 AM.
    2014-08-13 09:41 AM
  3. cpotoso's Avatar
    "Lets just make some extra cash" is how it really should be read.
    2014-08-13 05:14 PM
  4. steve-z17's Avatar
    Oh Captain My Captain!
    2014-08-13 06:07 PM