World of Warcraft video game to create Robin Williams character

Cast member Robin Williams speaks during the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California in this July 29, 2013 file photo. Late Hollywood actor Robin Williams will live on in the kingdom of Az
Cast member Robin Williams speaks during the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California in this July 29, 2013 file photo. Late Hollywood actor Robin Williams will live on in the kingdom of Azeroth after World of Warcraft said on Thursday that he would be honoured as a character in the popular video game. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Late Hollywood actor Robin Williams will live on in the kingdom of Azeroth after World of Warcraft said on 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 on 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.