Hunter Doherty Adams– better known as “Patch” Adams, has published a heartfelt goodbye to Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday at age 63.
Williams portrayed Patch Adams in the 1998 film of the same name.
A post on Adams’ Facebook page, accompanied by the above picture, reads “The terrible news of the passing of Robin Williams reached me here in the Peruvian Amazon late last night with tremendous sadness. Surrounded by over 100 friends and clowns on our annual clown trip here we mourn this tragic loss and continue to treasure his comic genius.
I’m enormously grateful for his wonderful performance of my early life which has allowed [Adams’ charitable organization] Gesundheit to continue and expand our work. We extend our blessings to his family and friends in this moment of sadness.
Thank you for all you’ve given this world Robin, thank you my friend.”
Adams is currently in Iquitos, Peru. The Gesundheit! Institute plans an annual humanitarian trip to the Belen area of the Amazon city. The doctor, famously portrayed by Williams in a 1998 film, is currently in the Peruvian Amazon.