Robin Williams

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The Bay Area is now officially paying tribute to one of their most beloved citizens: Robin Williams.

Months after the announcement was made that government officials were working to change the name of the famous Waldo tunnel—which connects the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County—signs were erected today displaying the newly minted Robin Williams Tunnel.

The tunnel had previously been nicknamed the "Rainbow Tunnel" due to the colors displayed on the outside arch, which makes the new Williams homage all the more special.

Robin Williams Tunnel

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You may recall that in the actor's popular TV series, Mork & Mindy, the comedian's character donned a signature costume of rainbow suspenders.

In addition to the cute tidbit, Williams was a resident of Marin County and was found dead at him home in the upscale neighborhood at age 63 back in the summer of 2014.

Williams also attended the College of Marin, where he appeared onstage in both comedies like A Midsummer Night's Dream and tragedies like Macbeth.

A Caltrans spokesman told the SFGate last year that the signs cost a total of $3,000 and were paid for by private donations.

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