Robin Williams sent hopeful message to terminally ill woman

A terminally ill woman in New Zealand got a private video message from Robin Williams just months before his death.

New Zealand's Sunday Star-Times reports that Williams recorded an inspirational message for 21-year-old Vivian Waller, who is suffering from lung, bowel and liver cancer, after learning that one of the five things on her bucket list was to meet him.

"Sending all my love to you, Jack and Sophie," Williams says in the video, referring to Waller's husband and their 1-year-old daughter. The couple married in February, accomplishing one of the other items on the list she made following her diagnosis in January.

"Mark this off your bucket list," Williams continues in the video. "What's going on? It's all right, it's all right, it's all right. I'm just channeling Matthew McConaughey. Much love to you, baby."

He ended the message by blowing a kiss to Waller.

Williams took his own life last week, at the age of 63.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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