Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)
An avid fan of Evangelion (as well as Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy Bebop, and Akira, among others), on the value of anime in the world of animation. A good guy, now he can fly. I’m not sure about having a silver sword that kills bad guys, nor being sixty feet tall, but a tremendous presence to be lost for sure. [x]
Personally, a long-time favorite actor of mine, giving mainstream credibility to anime. As somebody who has suffered from severe depression, and funneled into my work, I feel great sadness for the loss of a man who put on a face of happiness for his work, giving so much to the rest of the world, even when his heart was wrapped in sadness.
"This world is overflowing with with sorrow. Its people are drowning in emptiness and loneliness fills their hearts."
Rest in Peace - Your work and influence goes undying.