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Robin Williams (born Robin McLaurin Williams; July 21st, 1951 - August 11th, 2014) was an award-winning actor and comedian who played Merritt Rook in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season nine episode "Authority".

Williams was nominated for and won an Academy Award for his portrayals of Mr. Keating in Dead Poets Society and Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting respectively. He also won several Golden Globe Awards.

Williams was nominated for an 2008 Emmy Award for his role on Special Victims Unit, but lost the award to actor Glynn Turman.

Robin Williams hanged himself on August 11, 2014, at the age of 63.

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