Robin Williams’ Friends & Loved Ones Memorialize The Actor

As news of Robin Williams death at 63 from suicide spreads around the world, loved ones are remembering the actor, who by all accounts was one of the nicest people with whom anyone had ever worked. During a live taping of his show “Conan” early yesterday evening, a visibly stunned Conan O’Brien announced the death of his friend to the audience. Many friends reacted yesterday on Twitter and here are more remembrances, including from Williams’ daughter and many co-stars:

His daughter, Zelda Williams, posted a quote from The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery on Twitter:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences posted a remembrance of his role in “Aladdin”:

Actress Sally Field, his co-star in “Mrs. Doubtfire”:

 “I feel stunned and so sad about Robin. I’m sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family. And I’m sad for Robin. He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long…. tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace.”

Actress Sarah Michelle Geller, who appeared with Williams on the canceled CBS sitcom “The Crazy One,” released a statement:

“This is without question, the hardest few words I have ever tried to write. My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams. To my children, he was ‘Uncle Robin’, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the Father I had always dreamed of having. There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was, to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him. I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on. And to his family, I thank them for letting us know him and seeing the joy they brought him. Us Crazy Ones love you. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.”

“Hook” director Steven Spielberg released a statement:

“Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can’t believe he’s gone.”

Former “Mork & Mindy” costar Pam Dawber released a statement:

“I am completely and totally devastated. What more can be said?”

Actor Chevy Chase released this statement:

“Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression.  I never could have expected this ending to his life, and to ours with him.  God bless him and God bless us all for his LIFE!  I cannot believe this.  I am overwhelmed with grief.  What a wonderful man/boy  and what a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time – comedy!  I loved him.”

“Hook” co-star Dante Basco wrote a farewell post on his blog, in which he remembered their times on set:

I was lucky to work with him as an actor and witness first hand the magic of what made him a legend, the wit and other worldly improv skills. As well as see him single handedly put the morale of a movie set, easily hundreds of people, on his shoulders and kept everyone laughing as they worked long hours for what seemed like months on end. And at the same time, I was fortunate to spend private times, many mornings in the makeup chair, (which with my tri-hawk hair took hours), just talking about poetry… And soft spoken and introspectively we would discuss Walt Whitman and Charles Bukowski.

If readers see more remembrances of Robin Williams, send them to me at [email protected] and I’ll include them in this post.

[Twitter.com/ZeldaWilliams]
[US Weekly]
[Fox News]
[Dante Basco Blog]