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  • 18 August 2014, 10:52

Robin Williams May Get Zelda Game Honour

Nintendo has said it "won't rule out a request" to name a character in the next instalment of Legend Of Zelda after Robin Williams.

More than 100,000 people have put their names to a petitioncalling for the Japanese gaming firm to honour the Oscar-winning actor, who was an avid gamer and appeared in numerous Nintendo commercials.

Williams even named his daughter Zelda after the game.

A Tokyo-based Nintendo spokesman said on Monday that "nothing has been decided, but we won't rule out the request".

Last week the company's US unit said "Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo.

"We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honour him in a future game.

"We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close," it added.

The designer of another popular video game, World of Warcraft, said last week that Williams would be honoured as a character in the game.

The actor was found dead last week at his home near San Francisco after committingsuicide at the age of 63.

He had been suffering from depression and was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease, his wife Susan Schneider said.

The veteran of movies, stand-up comedy shows and hit television series was one of Hollywood's most popular entertainers and his death triggered an outpouring of grief around the world.

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