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Iron Maiden dedicate song on new album to Robin Williams

Published 24/08/2015 | 14:47

Robin Williams
Robin Williams
Robin Williams
Robin Williams, the American actor and comedian and star of classic films including Mrs Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, and Dead Poet's Society, died on August 11 aged 63.

Iron Maiden release their first album in five years, The Book of Souls, next month, and the band reveal has revealed they have dedicated a song to the late Robin Williams.

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Speaking to Corrierre Della Sera lead singer Bruce Dickinson said, "My favourite song is one I didn't write.  It's 'Tears of a Clown' which talks about Robin Williams.

"I ask myself how could he be so depressed when he always seemed so happy."

Robin Williams died by suicide just over a year ago, on August 11 2014.  He had been suffering from depression.

Dickinson (56) is currently recovering from cancer.  He underwent chemotherapy and radiology for a tumour on his tongue after being diagnosed during a routine check-up just before Christmas.

However, in May this year he was told he was clear by specialists following an MRI scan, and told fans via the band's website that he wanted to return to the stage. 

The band will not be touring or playing any shows until next year while he recovers, manager Ron Smallwood said.

Iron Maiden's The Book of Souls, a double LP, releases on September 4.

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