As we previously reported, beloved actor/comedian Robin Williams has passed away. The indelible mark that he left on the lives of all who knew him, met him or watched him in action can never be erased. This is extremely evident in the comments that are being made about him this evening. Celebrities everywhere are taking to their social media accounts to talk about the sort of kind, giving, hilarious man he truly was.
Please take a moment to see what everyone from Questlove of The Roots to the President Of The United States had to say about the treasured funnyman below.
Said President Obama,
“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.”
Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn’t even know it. He name checked all of us in the elevator during the 2001 Grammys. I know y’all think I do this false modesty/T Swift “gee shucks” thing to the hilt. But yeah sometimes when you put 20 hour days in you do think it’s for naught and that it goes thankless. Grammy time is somewhat of a dark time simply because you just walk around asking yourself is it worth it or not: all the sweat and blood. I just felt like (despite winning grammy the year before) no one really cares all that much for us except for a select few. Especially in that environment in which people treat you like minions until they discover what you can do for them…if you’re not a strong character you run the risk of letting it get to you. This particular Sunday we were walking backstage and had to ride the elevator to the backstage area and we piled inside when suddenly this voice just said “questlove…..black thought….rahzel….the roots from Philadelphia!!!! That’s right you walked on this elevator saying to yourself “ain’t no way this old white dude knows my entire history and discography”….we laughed so hard. That NEVER happened to us before. Someone a legend acknowledged us and really knew who we were (his son put him on to us) man it was a small 2 min moment in real life but that meant the world to me at the time. Everytime I saw him afterwards he tried to top his trivia knowledge on all things Roots associated. Simply because he knew that meant everything to me. May his family find peace at this sad time. I will miss Robin Williams. #RIP.
“I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken.”
“I can’t take the Robin Williams news. I’ve never cried over someone I’ve never met but I can’t stop”
“We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile.”
“Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you’re sad, please tell someone.”
“I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.”
“In shock about Robin Williams. Praying for his family and hoping his soul finds peace. It’s just so sad and hard to fathom.”
“RIP Robin Williams”
“Stunned to hear the news about Robin Williams. It’s unimaginable to me that we’ve lost such a genuinely funny and sweet man.”
“The first autograph I ever got: Dear money, send mom. Robin Williams”
RIP Robin Williams – a true friend to comedy. If you or a friend need help, reach out, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.
“Not real. RIP mad genius. Inspiration. Legend.”
“Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.”
“RIP to my dear brother and friend Robin Williams. The world will miss the decades of laughter that you gave all of us.”
“I am named after a character from a Robin Williams TV show when my parents still lived in Africa. He meant so much, to so many, so far away.”
“Through all the sadness we owe it to Robin to remember how funny he was. That matters”
“RIP sweetie …. you made the world laugh for decades… Rest a while xxxooo”
“Robin Williams made the world laugh & think. I will remember & honor that. A great man, artist and friend. I will miss him beyond measure.”
“The entire Osbourne Family is grieving the loss of a kind, funny, generous and talented man, Robin Williams.”
Learned about the sad news of the actor/comedian genius #RobinWilliams Truly Truly Love this man’s work! #BrilliantArtist I’m sure there’s a lot of sad news in the world that isn’t being discussed but he deserves this and more… #RIP
RIPRobinWilliams: A great person who I was lucky enough to meet and work with.. Ice
Sooo sorry to hear about @robinwilliams. Reach out to someone in need today. Lord have mercy.
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