Many are mourning the loss of actor and comic Robin Williams.
There have been many emotional statements and tributes to Williams following his passing, from those who knew him well to those who followed his career to those like us, who truly felt like he wasn't a celebrity but just the one to make us smile. Our list of tributes starts with a recent post by Williams' daughter, Zelda.
Fellow comedians and actors as well as other famed names commented on the passing of Williams via social media. Below are their reactions.
Very sad, very upset, very glad I did not have to hear about this though Twitter. Probably going to be taking some time off it for a while.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) August 11, 2014
"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny ... and everything in between. But he was one of a kind." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 12, 2014
His heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in Peace Robin Williams.— bob saget (@bobsaget) August 11, 2014
I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 11, 2014
RIP Robin Williams…he was an inspiration to all of us. He taught us that laughter fuels the soul over and over again— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 12, 2014
Remembering our good friend, Robin Williams. pic.twitter.com/2wPGtOPR5Y— Letterman (@Letterman) August 12, 2014
Genie, you're free. pic.twitter.com/WjA9QuuldD— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 12, 2014
Processing the loss of such a treasure. Lamenting that he felt so alone when so many cherished him. #RIPRobinWilliams— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) August 12, 2014
Love to Robin Williams http://t.co/adOQ7KW8iV— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) August 12, 2014
RIP mr Williams - beyond great talent -such a kind and lovely person— John Cusack (@johncusack) August 11, 2014
A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. #RobinWilliams— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) August 12, 2014
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY8LTjVRA— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) August 11, 2014
We too express our sadness and heartbreak over the passing of Robin Williams. Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones and all the fans who cherished his life and work.
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