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By Sam Lansky
August 12, 2014

News broke on Aug. 11 that the comedian and actor Robin Williams has died at age 63.

Police in Marin County, Calif. said the beloved star of movies such as Aladdin, Mrs Doubtfire, and Good Will Hunting was found dead in a suspected suicide.

His peers and admirers in the entertainment industry quickly took to Twitter to share memories of their friend and colleague.

Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.

— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) August 11, 2014

Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you’re sad, please tell someone.

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 11, 2014

I am so sorry about Robin. He was sweet and generous and kind as well as a comedic genius. This is just terrible news. #RIPRobinWilliams

— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) August 11, 2014

Robin was really sweet to me and my sister every time we saw him. He was a genius and made me laugh a lot. So sad.

— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 11, 2014

Just shared a moment of silence on the set for Robin Williams, a man who brought so much laughter, joy and healing to so many.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 12, 2014

RIP @robinwilliams You were one of the very best that ever was. You were one of my heroes. #RobinWilliams

— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) August 11, 2014

My prayers+sad heart are with Robin Williams’ family tonight. Only met him once, but it was one of the most enjoyable moments of my life RIP

— P!nk (@Pink) 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

Uh uh. No. Don’t want this to be true about Robin Williams. Inspired everyone I know. THE Improviser. :(

— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) August 11, 2014

7 years old w/ a single mom the first time I saw #MrsDoubtfire. Made me feel better about being from an unconventional family. Love is love.

— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) August 11, 2014

When I was a kid, my parents and I would watch Robin Williams VHS tapes until they wore out. Words cannot describe what a loss this is.

— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) August 11, 2014

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