The entertainment world was rocked yesterday, August 11, when news broke that beloved actor Robin Williams had been found dead — with suicide due to asphyxia ruled as the cause of death — at the young age of 63.
In the wake of the terrible news, celebrities young and old rushed to social media to send their love and support to Robin and his family during this heartbreaking time. Everyone from Robin’s peers — Mrs. Doubtfire’s Sally Field and legendary comedian Steve Martin — to young Hollywood — Glee’s Lea Michele and pop sensation Lady Gaga — voiced their shock.
While many are remembering the amazing roles that made him famous, others are simply remembering one of the brightest — and funniest — men in the business. Robin’s only daughter, Zelda Williams, spoke beautifully about her father; and his most recent co-star, The Crazy Ones’ Sarah Michelle Gellar, paid a fitting tribute to her TV dad.
It’s clear that Robin’s death has shaken everyone who’s ever been touched by his work, and it’s safe to say everyone will be reeling from his tragic passing for weeks to come.
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