The Oscar-winner spent several hours shooting scenes inside the store and took time to meet employees who worked there, as well as their families who came to watch what was going on.
"He was very low key. He didn't make an entrance; things didn't shut down. He just walked in like everybody else walked in," said Eric Viars who was working at the store that day last summer.
He continued, "He was very genuine, very gracious, polite to everybody. He didn't seem like a mega star."
Damon Bagwell, the owner of a Nashville advertising agency, was inside the store and said he had the pleasure of meeting Williams.
Bagwell told News 2 he didn't notice anything that led him to suspect that the star was dealing with depression or had anything else troubling him.
He said the star was sincerely trying to make everyone feel comfortable and happy.
Upon learning Williams took his own life, Bagwell said he wished he could have been a “Robin Williams” to him.
Williams died at the age of 63 on Monday. Authorities said he hanged himself inside a room at his Tiburon, California home.
A pocketknife was also found in the room.
Officials said the comedian and actor had previously been seeking treatment for depression.
Williams is survived by his wife and three grown children. Funeral arrangements have not been released.
The movie shot in Nashville last year does not have a release date. It is an independent film that has not yet found a distributor.
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