The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Taps Billy Crystal to Honor Robin Williams [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Taps Billy Crystal to Honor Robin Williams [WATCH VIDEO]
Williams at a charity event in 2007. Wikimedia Commons/John J. Kruzel/American Forces Press Service

Although 66th Emmy Awards’ spotlight is going to be comedy, yet a poignant tribute to Robin Williams will be given during the “In Memoriam” segment of the show.  “In Memoriam” segment  of Emmy Awards remembers Hollywood actors and other industry members who died over the last year.Read on to learn more about the features of 66th Primetime Emmy Awards “In Memoriam” segment.

This year’s awards night executive producer Don Mischer recently announced  a statement on Aug. 20, 2014.  It was said that legendary star Billy Crystal is set to honor his longtime friend and fellow comedian Robin Williams. “Billy Crystal will be speaking about the impact the Robin has had on all of us,” stated Mischer.

“Billy Crystal will be speaking about the impact the Robin has had on all of us,” stated Mischer.

The “In Memoriam” segment will pay tribute to the  late actor and stand-up comedian including other members of the television community. Grammy-nominated recording artist Sara Bareilles will be performing a song for the segment.

“Billy Crystal will be speaking about the impact the Robin has had on all of us,” Mischer shared in a statement.

At Emmys 2013, the “Good Will Hunting” actor paid homage to his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters during the same segment of the show.

Being one of the many stars who are grieving the loss of their friend earlier this week, David Letterman previously gave a tribute to William during an episode of the “Late Show” on CBS.

His wife recently revealed Williams had been suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. He was found dead in his California home on Aug. 11, 2014 at age 63. Allegedly he committed suicide.

And that’s it for the  2014 Primetime Emmy Award nominations update. For more details coming up about the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, including the complete list of winners, best moments and fashion verdict, stay tuned here on  Movie News Guide (MNG).

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