RIP Robin Williams: Barack Obama Leads Celebrity Tributes [WATCH VIDEO]
Celebrity colleagues including U.S. President Barack Obama, Khloe Kardashian, Pam Dawber, Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Spielberg, Miley Cyrus, John Travolta and followers of Robin Williams expressed their condolences on his tragic death. Obama has issued a poignant tribute to the comedian, who was found dead at the age of 63. Allegedly, he committed suicide in his home in Northern California, as reported by the authorities, on Monday night.
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” said his wife Susan Schneider in a statement, as published on BBC.
In a statement released by the White House, the President praised Williams’ resourcefulness, mentioning the enormous impact the Oscar-winning actor made on society.
“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,” stated Obama as published on Huffington Post.
Khloe Kardashian offered her prayers for his family in this difficult time.
Miley Cyrus could not just stop lamenting.
Ellen DeGeneres was also taken aback by Williams’ tragic demise.
Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Williams shared their reactions about his death.
“I am completely and totally devastated. What more can be said?” “Mork & Mindy” stated 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,” stated “Hook” director Steven Spielberg.
“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,” said talk show host and comedian Jay Leno.
“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,” said “Old Dogs” co-star John Travolta.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends in this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
And that’s it for Movie News Guide’s (MNG) update on Robin Williams’s death. For more entertainment and celebrity news coming up, stay tuned here on MNG.
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