It is a very sad day for the entertainment world and beyond. Actor Robin Williams is dead. The award-winning actor was found dead in his home in what is believed to be as a result of suicide by asphyxiation. The investigations into the exact cause are ongoing though. How very, very sad is this? A man who was so full of life, so funny and who appeared to be one of the most happy and positive people around.
Tributes are pouring in thick and fast:
RIP Robin Williams…he was an inspiration to all of us. He taught us that laughter fuels the soul over and over again
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 12, 2014
Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you’re sad, please tell someone.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 11, 2014
President Obama has also released a statement on behalf of his family:
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. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.
Here’s a lovely montage of Robin with his co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar:
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) August 12, 2014
How talented was this man? DAMN!
We salute him for bringing some of the most loved and memorable film characters to life, for bringing us such joy. Condolences go out to his family during this time and may Robin Williams Rest In Peace.