Robin Williams Tribute Planned for San Francisco Giants Game
The late actor was a big supporter of the team
The San Francisco Giants will remember the late Robin Williams during tonight's game against the Chicago White Sox.
"The #SFGiants will pay tribute to the memory of Robin Williams before & during tonight's game vs #WhiteSox," the team announced today via Twitter.
The team also posted a photo to its Facebook page of Williams hugging team mascot Lou Seal on the field at AT&T Park. "We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of actor and Giants fan, Robin Williams," reads the team's Facebook post. "Rest in peace, dear friend."
Williams, who committed suicide in his Northern California home on Aug. 11, was an ardent Giants fan. At the start of the first game of the 2010 NLDS between the Giants and Atlanta Braves, Williams addressed the crowd from the field. "Good evening, San Francisco," he said, a reference to his iconic line from the 1987 comedy Good Morning, Vietnam. The Giants went on to win the 2010 World Series.
Williams was born in Chicago, but lived in San Francisco for many years. He got his start in the comedy scene by performing at small San Francisco clubs and later owned several homes in the area.
Here is the team's tweet: