'World of Warcraft' to create Robin Williams character

'World of Warcraft' to create Robin Williams character
In this November 13, 2011 file photo, US actor and comedian Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda pose on arrival for the world premiere of the movie 'Happy Feet Two' in Hollywood, California.

LOS ANGELES- Late Hollywood actor Robin Williams will live on in the kingdom of Azeroth after "World of Warcraft" said Thursday that he would be honoured as a character in the popular video game.

Williams, a renowned comedian and avid gamer, was known to be a fan of the online fantasy role-playing game. He was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide at the age of 63.

"We haven't decided, but it will most likely be a character inspired by him or some of his favourite roles of the past," lead game designer Ion Hazzikostas was cited by local media as saying during a Los Angeles event unveiling the game's fifth edition, "World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor." Williams had even named his daughter Zelda in reference to Nintendo's "Legend of Zelda" game.

"@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We'll see you in-game," World of Warcraft's official Twitter page said on Tuesday.

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