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‘World of Warcraft’ to create Robin Williams character

/ 10:16 AM August 15, 2014

This Nov. 23, 2009 photo released by Starpix shows actor-comedian Robin Williams performing his stand-up show, “Weapons of Self Destruction,” at Town Hall in New York. After thousands of fans petitioned the creators of the online role-playing video game “World of Warcraft” to memorialize Williams, the game’s lead designer said Thursday that Blizzard Entertainment planned to create a character inspired by the actor, comedian and avid gamer, who died Monday, Aug. 11 of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. Williams was a notable fan of the massively multiplayer fantasy game, which is currently played online by about 6.8 million people. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

Los Angeles – Late Hollywood actor Robin Williams will live on in the kingdom of Azeroth after “World of Warcraft” said that he would be honored as a character in the popular video game.

Williams, a renowned comedian and avid gamer, was known to be a fan of the online fantasy role-playing game. He was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide at the age of 63.

“We haven’t decided, but it will most likely be a character inspired by him or some of his favorite roles of the past,” lead game designer Ion Hazzikostas was cited by local media as saying during a Los Angeles event unveiling the game’s fifth edition, “World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.”

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Williams had even named his daughter Zelda in reference to Nintendo’s “Legend of Zelda” game.

“@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We’ll see you in-game,” World of Warcraft’s official Twitter page said on Tuesday.

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