Mrs Doubtfire set to make a comeback on sponsored walk

Karl as Mrs Doubtfire
Karl as Mrs Doubtfire
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HE was an actor whose manic style brought all his characters to life in a memorable way.

And now Robin Williams has inspired a group of walkers to give some of his best-known ones an outing in Southsea.

They are planning a sponsored walk from pier to pier in Southsea dressed up as a character the actor, who died last week, played.

The event on September 27 has been organised by Karl Martin and Jillie Johnston, two fans who got the idea from Facebook after a friend suggested hosting a Robin Williams-themed party to celebrate his contribution to film.

Karl, 26, from Havant, said: ‘Robin was an actor loved by kids and adults alike and it’s a devastating loss of a very talented man.

‘We hope with this walk we can celebrate his life and also raise awareness of the Samaritans who help out for people suffering with depression, as Robin was.’

Karl will be wearing a Mrs Doubtfire costume that he put together last Halloween and his partner Jillie is going as her favourite character Genie, who was voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin.

Jillie, 24, from Hilsea, said: ‘We’ve seen almost all of his films and grew up watching them. I remember watching Aladdin when I was kid and loving it.

‘This was a good way for us to remember him and have a fun day out raising money for a good cause.’

‘I’ve made a poster and I’m going to put it up at work to spread the word so we can get as big a crowd as possible.’

‘We only put the link on the Facebook page yesterday but we already have 25 people signed up.

‘We’re hoping the weather is good and when we finish we’ll probably head to the funfair or to the pub.’

It is believed Robin Williams suffered from depression before being found dead from apparent suicide at his home on August 11.

Samaritans is a registered charity which provides confidential, emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. For more information visit justgiving.com/RobinWilliamsWalk.