ICONIC actor Robin Williams is remembered as a “perfect gentleman” by Shannon Airport staff following his tragic death earlier this week.
The ‘Mrs Doubtfire’-star regularly transited Shannon Airport in the past three decades and particularly during the last ten years. Sally Ann Tierney of Shannon Airport Security Passenger Screening remembers Williams as “the loveliest man”.
“He had no airs or graces whatsoever about him. I met him only the once but I know that he passed through Shannon on numerous occasions and he was always the same way by all accounts,” Ms Tierney told the Limerick Post.
“I met him in December 2011 and he seemed to have no problem chatting to people so I approached him and asked if I could have a photo with him and told him I didn’t want to be bothering him but he said it was no bother at all and stood in for the photo,” recalls Sally Anne from Garryowen.
“He stood in for photos and signed autographs with anyone who approached him that night, although the airport wasn’t busy as it was very late. He was there for about an hour and he mixed with people no problem. He was a perfect gentleman and that’s what I remember of him,” she concluded.