Real Life Vietnam Air Force DJ Comments on Passing of Robin Williams

Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday, August 11th, received rave reviews for his performance in GOOD Morning VIETNAM, a film which followed a fictionalized version of the life of Adrian Cronauer, a real-life Air Force disc jockey during the Vietnam war.

In an interview published in today's USA Today, Cronauer spoke about his sorrow over hearing the news of the actor's passing .

"It was never intended to be a point-by point accurate biography," Cronauer told the Military Times on Tuesday of his opinion of Williams film portrayal. "It was intended to be a piece of entertainment, and it certainly was that. It was nominated for an Academy Award and you don't get much better than that."

Speaking on his reaction to hearing the news of Williams' death, he replied, "There's a British phrase that I've heard that describes it: "Gobsmacked." It just hit me. The guy was only 63 years old. I suppose for someone who's 20, that seems like he's older than Methuselah, but for me in my 70s, I think that's still a young age and he should have had a lot more to do."

Read the interview in full here

Watch a clip from Good Morning Vietnam below:

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