(ABC News) – Before he apparently took his own life, Robin Williams sent an inspiring message to a young New Zealand woman battling terminal cancer.
Vivian Waller, who’s in an Auckland hospice suffering from lung, bowel and liver cancer, made a five-item bucket list after her cancer diagnosis in January, according to New Zealand’s Sunday Star-Times. One of those items was to meet Williams.
When Waller, 21, became too ill to travel to the United States, a friend reached out to Williams, who recorded a short but sweet video message to Waller.
“Hi Vivian, it’s Robin Williams here saying, ‘Hey girl what’s going on down there in New Zealand,’” the late comedian said in the video with an affected New Zealand accent.
“I’m sending all my love to you, Jack and Sophie,” the comedian added, referring to Waller’s husband and 1-year-old daughter. “Knock this off your bucket list.”
Williams then did a Matthew McConaughey impression: “I said, hey, hey, hey, what’s goin’ on, what’s goin’ on, it’s all right, it’s all right, it’s all right. I’m just channeling Matthew McConaughey.”
He signed off with “much love to you baby,” blowing Waller a kiss.
Waller’s husband, Jack, said his failing wife is thrilled with the video, and that he hasn’t had the heart to tell her that Williams committed suicide.
“We are just enjoying the time we have together,” he said. “We take things a day at a time.”
He said he wanted to share Williams’ personal message because “we love him, we want to show people how awesome a person he was.”
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