The music legend says he was shocked to learn Williams was a fan of the world famous Roots crew…
Below a post of Robin Williams, who died Monday (August 12) of an apparent suicide, Questlove shared a memory of the actor, which he said took place during an elevator ride:
“When suddenly this voice just said ‘questlove…..black thought….rahzel….the roots from Philadelphia!!!!’ That’s right you walked on this elevator saying to yourself ‘ain’t no way this old white dude knows my entire history and discography’….we laughed so hard. That NEVER happened to [us] before,” he wrote.
“A legend acknowledged us and really knew who we were (his son put him on to us) man it was a small 2 min moment in real life but that meant the world to me at the time,” Questlove wrote. “Everytime I saw him afterwards he tried to top his trivia knowledge on all things Roots associated. Simply because he knew that meant everything to me. May his family find peace at this sad time. I will miss Robin Williams. #RIP.”