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Celebrities reflect on Robin Williams' death at 63

Robin Williams Dead At 63

By PETER MARTINEZ & ALEX HUGHES

Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Robin Williams shared their reactions Monday to his death at age 63 in an apparent suicide:

- "I am completely and totally devastated. What more can be said?" - "Mork & Mindy" co-star Pam Dawber, in 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." - "Hook" director Steven Spielberg, in a statement.

- "I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul." - "Waiting for Godot" co-star Steve Martin, on Twitter.

- "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." - actor-comedian Chevy Chase, in a statement.

- "I saw him on stage the very first time he auditioned at the Improv and we have been friends ever since. It's a very sad day." - talk show host and comedian Jay Leno, in a statement.

- "We have lost one of our most inspired and gifted comic minds, as well as one of this generation's greatest actors. To watch Robin work, was a magical and special privilege. His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of 'genius.'" - "Mrs. Doubtfire" director Chris Columbus, in a statement.

- "His impact on the world was so positive. He did so much good for people. He made me and so many people laugh so hard for a very long time." - "Night at the Museum" co-star Ben Stiller, on Twitter.

- "Robin was friend, boss, brother, inspiration. His generosity and intelligence knew no limits." - "Mrs. Doubtfire" co-star Harvey Fierstein, on Twitter.

- "I am absolutely heartbroken. Robin was a national treasure and a beautiful soul." - The World According to Garp" co-star Glenn Close, in a statement.

- "I've never known a sweeter, brighter, more considerate person than Robin. Robin's commitment as an artist to lifting our mood and making us happy is compared to none. He loved us all and we loved him back." - "Old Dogs" co-star John Travolta, in a statement.

- "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." - "Mrs. Doubtfire" co-star Sally Field, in a statement.

- "A big tenacious overflowing hyperkinetic eruption of compassion would be (the) best tribute to Williams." - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" co-star John Cusack, on Twitter.

- "Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit." - President Barack Obama, in a statement.

Click through this gallery to see a round-up of reaction posted to Twitter:



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bridgefergu August 11 2014 at 10:06 PM

People who have never had severe depression really have a hard time understanding it. It does not have anything to do with how much love you receive. It does not have anything to do with how emotionally tough a person is. It is an extreme pain and sadness that does not necessarily have any reason. He must have had incredible pain and feelings of hopelessness. God bless him and help his family in this difficult time.

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Freddie August 11 2014 at 8:06 PM

Sadly, heartbreak and depression hides behind humor.

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rlw71345 August 11 2014 at 9:34 PM

There's brilliant and then there's Robin Williams. Your name will always be mentioned, along with the word laughter.

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tony rlw71345 August 11 2014 at 11:52 PM

Another word comes to mind like wise, crappola. have a nice day.

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The Canoli King August 11 2014 at 10:14 PM

And now,"We the People", have lost a soul of humor,a soul with the smile to launch a million smiles,I'm only a couple of years behind him,and I felt like I had lost one of my best ,and dearest friend.I have commented earlier,but his passing has left a long and indelible mark on my heart.

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beasmommom August 11 2014 at 11:59 PM

I, for one, will never forget him in The Bird Cage. Stellar performance. Subtle, funny, not too over the top. I laughed till I cried.

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searune August 11 2014 at 11:11 PM

Thanks for the entertainment. I can see you and Jonathan Winters crackin them up on the other side. Nanu! Nanu!

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Pat August 11 2014 at 9:01 PM

your foot prints will never be gone,my heart goes to wife and childern god bless you.

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tony Pat August 11 2014 at 11:53 PM

Did it step in wet concrete?

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mickilan tony August 12 2014 at 1:12 AM

Tony ---- Go away---We are in mourning. If you are trying to be humorous, it is not working.

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Melrensckit tony August 12 2014 at 3:39 AM

You know what "tony?" Tomorrow everyone will have forgotten you and your inappropriate and pathetic attempts to call attention to yourself but we will NOT forget Robin.

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LongDuckDong Pat August 12 2014 at 3:04 AM

Someone has obviously never heard of the Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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prosewing August 11 2014 at 11:15 PM

Robin Williams may have been the most talented man in our midst.

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tony prosewing August 11 2014 at 11:55 PM

May have been? more likely not have been. Happy halloween there stitcher.

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mickilan tony August 12 2014 at 1:29 AM

Tony,
"How quaint an orator you are." Shakespeare

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TK Steelies prosewing August 12 2014 at 9:40 AM

You may very well be correct prosewing. His easy smile and amazing wit was second to none.
Ignore "tony", Robin Williams toenail clippings have more wit then that bozo.

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emmett August 11 2014 at 11:34 PM

This is one celebrity for the past 40 years that has maintained a level of genius in several tiers of entertainment not seen in past history. We're going to miss you Robin especially the future resurrection of your classic ' Mrs. Doubtfire. Rest in Peace .

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jayda603 emmett August 12 2014 at 8:50 AM

Perfectly said.

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phpoling August 11 2014 at 10:15 PM

Stunned and surprised. May he rest in peace and I hope he finally got his peace at last

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tony phpoling August 11 2014 at 11:54 PM

Peace of what?, Happy new year to thee mizz hopalong.

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ferrariqx tony August 12 2014 at 1:40 AM

I see Robin Williams isn't the only person suffering from depression. I hope that your suffering ends soon.

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sksnyder25 phpoling August 12 2014 at 8:17 AM

Tony - you are one miserable person. Go away. Your nasty comments to every post made are just sickening.

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Meh... sksnyder25 August 12 2014 at 8:48 AM

just keep flagging it over and over. If enough people do they will take it down.

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