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Fans leave Williams tributes at Boston park bench

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  • People pause by a bench at Boston's Public Garden Tuesday, where a small memorial has sprung up at the place where Robin Williams filmed a scene during the movie, "Good Will Hunting."

    People pause by a bench at Boston's Public Garden Tuesday, where a small memorial has sprung up at the place where Robin Williams filmed a scene during the movie, "Good Will Hunting."
    Associated Press

  • Women write messages with chalk near a bench at Boston's Public Garden Tuesday.

    Women write messages with chalk near a bench at Boston's Public Garden Tuesday.
    Associated Press

  • A women writes a message with chalk as others gather near a bench at Boston's Public Garden Tuesday, where a small memorial has sprung up at the place where Robin Williams filmed a scene during the movie, "Good Will Hunting."

    A women writes a message with chalk as others gather near a bench at Boston's Public Garden Tuesday, where a small memorial has sprung up at the place where Robin Williams filmed a scene during the movie, "Good Will Hunting."
    Associated Press

  • Mariagrazia LaFauci, 24, of Waltham, Mass. places a teddy bear on a bench at Boston's Public Garden Tuesday, where a small memorial has sprung up at the place where Robin Williams filmed a scene during the movie, "Good Will Hunting."

    Mariagrazia LaFauci, 24, of Waltham, Mass. places a teddy bear on a bench at Boston's Public Garden Tuesday, where a small memorial has sprung up at the place where Robin Williams filmed a scene during the movie, "Good Will Hunting."
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

BOSTON -- A bench in Boston has become a quiet memorial to Robin Williams, whose Academy Award-winning performance in "Good Will Hunting" was filmed in the city.

In the 1997 movie, Williams, playing an empathetic therapist, and his patient, a blue-collar genius played by Matt Damon, have a conversation on a bench in Boston's Public Garden.

Dozens of people quietly visited it Tuesday. Some left tributes -- pinwheels, flowers, bottles of beer, a teddy bear, an autographed baseball.

Some used chalk to write messages on the walkway. Many were quotes from his performances: "It's not your fault," from "Good Will Hunting," and, "You ain't never had a friend like me," from "Aladdin."

Williams died Monday at his California home at age 63. Authorities say he hanged himself.

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