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There are many things you might not have known about Robin Williams, the beloved actor who died on Monday. One of our favorite stories is that he was a big fan of video games — he named his daughter Zelda for the Nintendo character, after all.
It's only fitting, then, that it looks like the actor will be immortalized as a new character in World of Warcraft, of which he was a big fan. Shortly after the actor and comedian's death, a man named Jacob Holgate started a petition with the request.
"Mr. Williams said in interviews that he took his World of Warcraft characters very serious — in fact he was well known for being an extreme PC builder who prefered [sic] to build his own overclocked and super-cooled systems," the petition reads. "He often joked about his WoW addiction but also about the reactions he'd get from other gamers when he admits he plays the game."
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The request asked for a character that reflects the spirit of the actor and comedian: "Many have expressed a wish to this character perform some of Williams['s] best jokes within the Worlds End Tavern, so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing."
Less than 24 hours after the petition launched, more than 11,000 signatures had been collected, and World of Warcraft technical game designer Chadd Nervigg responded on Twitter.
— Celestalon (@Celestalon) August 12, 2014
With that one tweet, PC gamers have hope that Williams will appear on their screens again, with the same gusto he was known for throughout this life.