Robin Williams Is Dead At 63

Obit-Robin Williams-Reaction
APThe marquee of Los Angeles's Improv theater the day of Williams's death.

Robin Williams has died, an apparent suicide, at age 63, and tributes are pouring in from every corner: career overviews, tweets from celebrity colleagues, YouTube supercuts of his defining moments. It's the kind of news that travels fast--yesterday, within minutes of finding out, I overheard at least four people in my immediate vicinity reacting to the story, whether by way of a headline or a tweet or text message from a friend. All of them sounded surprised.