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Local man was former neighbor of Robin Williams
NORTH RUPERT, Vt A former neighbor of Robin Williams said he was stunned by the actors death as he remembered when he first moved to his San Francisco block in the late 1980s.
We didn't know each other well, of course not, very few people did, not even his wives I dont think, said Garry DuFour, who now lives in Vermont.
DuFour said back then Williams would take time to stop into local comedy clubs for impromptu performances.
He loved doing that and oh god the people loved it the people loved it and the more people he had to perform for he would love it, said DuFour.
Williams eventually moved away, but DuFour was reunited with him when he says he was cast as an extra for the 1998 film Patch Adams.
He always got there early. You could always depend on Robin getting there early; none of this I had problems with my zipper, problems with my hair, said DuFour.
However, DuFour said signs of depression were apparent on set and the cast knew when to avoid him. The two eventually lost touch, but he continued following Williams career until Williams took his own life on Monday.
I smiled [to him on set] and I could see dark clouds around that poor guy and he looked at me, said DuFour. He looked at me and he looked right through me it was like I was a spirit he couldn't see me and we knew to stay away.