Robin Williams tributes pour in, lead by Steve Martin, comedian and former writer to the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour as the tragic news of his friend Mrs. Doubtfire star Williams dies today, Monday, August 11, 2014. The star was sixty three years old and reportedly he had been found dead at his Marin County, California home and suggestions have emerged that it was suicide.
Martin took to Twitter.com on Monday afternoon, shortly after the sad news broke and wrote,
“I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.”
David Steinberg, Williams’ manager for 35 years, said in a statement:
“Nobody made the world laugh like Robin Williams. My brother, my friend, my soul mate, I will miss you.”
“Oh Robin… He was Sweet Lovely,Man. He ran high voltage,Mind Always Going, It was who he was.I Know Well..Many X’s from High There is Only Low.So Sad”, while Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire co-star Mara Wilson writes, “Very sad, very upset, very glad I did not have to hear about this though Twitter. Probably going to be taking some time off it for a while.”
His former co-stars Henry Winkler and Minnie Driver were also among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Williams. Happy Days star Winkler wrote,
“To watch him create on the spot was a privilege to behold… Robin you are an angel now !!! Rest In Peace”, while his Good Will Hunting castmate Driver added, “My Heart’s broken. Robin was a beautiful, kind soul. Can’t bear that he’s gone. So incredibly sorry for his family.”
One of the late funnyman’s final co-stars, Joel MCHale, states,
“Rip @robinwilliams. You were one of the very best that ever was. You were one of my heroes.”
Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber revealed she’s “devastated” by the sad news of her longtime friend’s death.
There were many other tributes which had been pouring in, thorugh Williams career he played the parts of an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and an alien.
We will all miss you, Robin Williams!