The late actor was honored at this year’s World Series game by his children and longtime friend Billy Crystal.
During game five of the World Series, late Hollywood star Robin Williams was honored by his children and longtime buddy Billy Crystal. Williams’ face lit up the AT&T Park in San Francisco just before the big game between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals, and Crystal along with Williams’ kids, Zak, Cody and Zelda, met on the field for a touching tribute.
"Fans, earlier this year, we lost a brilliant artist, a devoted husband and father, and a loyal Giants fan," the game announcer said of Williams. "He had a heart of gold and brought joy to the world."
"We are honored to be here in support of the tribute to our father, someone who loved his hometown and especially the Giants," Williams's children said in a statement through the Giants.
"For all of us, it is a tremendous delight and a little surreal to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of a World Series game for our team to our dad's best friend. We could not think of a better way to celebrate his memory. Let's go Giants!"
Fans were then directed to the main scoreboard for a moving tribute full of shots of Williams’ best movies, stand-up comedy and his trips to the stadium. The sweet tribute started with the comedian shouting "Good morning, Vietnam!" in a clip from his iconic film.
After the tribute, Crystal stood behind the plate and took the first pitch from Williams' oldest son, Zak, 31, while all the kids wore San Francisco jerseys that read Williams on the back.
Crystal and all of Williams’ kids hugged after the toss.
Zak had tweeted before the game, "Am honored and delighted to throw out the first pitch of Game 5 with @zeldawilliams in loving memory of Dad. Let's go @SFGiants!"
Zelda Williams was also thankful to the Giants for the honorable moment, and this epic photo of Zak's pitch... It seems Williams' good spirit was there for the Giants as they won, 5-0!