News of award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams’ death has been met with an outpouring of grief online.
Celebrities and colleagues who worked alongside Williams have shared memories and tributes to the actor on social media, noting his incredible talent and warm heart.
Here’s a collection of reactions:
When I was 18 I got a job as an intern at Comic Relief just to be near him. A genius and a truly kind man who made the world a better place.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 12, 2014
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) August 11, 2014
Heartbroken for Robin Williams and his family.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 12, 2014
Mork from Ork: Rare evidence that aliens can be smart, clever, articulate & funny. Robin Williams, RIP
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams could not have been kinder or more generous when I worked with him in Flubber. My heart goes out to his family.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) August 11, 2014
Mr. Williams visited me the first day of filming The Parent Trap. I will never forget his kindness. What an enormous loss. My condolences.
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) August 11, 2014
I am stunned and just reeling from the news of Robin Williams’ death. He brought so much joy and heart to millions… Just, wow.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) August 12, 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
How awesome a contribution Robin Williams made to the world, that millions of people (and I) are now feeling real, deep human loss. So sad.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) August 12, 2014
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
Williams was found dead in his home Monday of an apparent suicide.
He was known for his work in films both comedic and dramatic, and he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Good Will Hunting.”
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