Koko the Gorilla Mourning Robin Williams Death Will Break Your Heart

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Robin Williams has touched so many lives, even that of a gorilla, who mourned for him when she learned about his death.

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Robin Williams, Koko the Gorilla

As honorary chair of The Gorilla Foundation located in northern California, Williams was invited in 2001 to meet Koko, the gorilla who understands English and communicates with others using sign language.

In a video released by the foundation, Williams described the meeting as a “mind-altering experience”.

“We shared something extraordinary, laughter,” Williams stated.

“Koko understands spoken English and uses over a thousand of signs to share her feelings and thoughts about daily events, life, love, even death. It was awesome and unforgettable.”

Good mates ... Koko the gorilla and Robin Williams in 2001 when they met.


When Koko met Williams that, it had already been more than six months since she smiled. According to the conservation group, this was because her “lifelong gorilla companion, Michael, passed away.

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