There's a petition to put a bronze statue of Robin Williams on this bench

When news first broke that Robin Williams had been found dead aged 63, people left tributes to him at the Boston park bench he made famous while playing Dr Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

Now they are petitioning to create a bronze statue of him to place on the bench forever.

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for a bronze statue of Mr Williams to be made in Boston Public Garden "so that everyone has the chance to sit with him, stare out into the water, and contemplate life, love, and good memories."

Garry McLinn, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology administrator who first floated the idea for the statue told Boston Magazine he thought it would be a fitting memorial for Mr Williams.

"He was important to me personally, and clearly that bench is already becoming a memorial situation. It would be great to put something for him there."

As to whether it will happen? A spokesperson for Friends of the Public Garden, who look after the Boston park involved, told Boston Magazine they were "monitoring conversations about the statue online."

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