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New York Times Reporter Penning Robin Williams Biography

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 26:   Robin Williams photographed backstage before his performance at the Ted Constant Convocation Center during a 30-city tour October, 26, 2009 in Norfolk, Virginia.  (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff is working on a biography of Robin Williams, Entertainment Weekly reported today. Itzkoff has written about Williams in the Grey Lady a number of times over the years, including this 2009 profile, which caught up with Williams shortly after he had heart surgery. “Robin Williams was a cultural hero of mine, and in the encounters and interactions I was able to share with him, he was always gentle and generous, humane and thoughtful and hilarious,” said Itzkoff in a press release today. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to tell his story.”

Photo: Jay Paul/2009 Jay Paul