The star of Dead Poets Society, Happy Feet, Good Will Hunting, Mork and Mindy, Hook, Mrs Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam and so many more, died aged 63 from an apparent suicide.
Williams’ wife Susan Schneider, who he married in 2011, said in a statement: “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”
Tributes have been flooding in from across the world, all expressing their deep sadness at the death of a much loved personality.
A statement from US President Barack Obama described the actor as “one of a kind”.
“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 said.
Many celebrities, including Mrs Doubtfire co-star Mara Wilson, took to twitter to offer their condolences.
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.
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) August 11, 2014
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. #RobinWilliams
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) August 12, 2014
Genie. You’re free. pic.twitter.com/FWQWPDPP42
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) August 11, 2014
Naturally, we’re big fans of Robin’s work here at TNT so thought we’d share a few of our favourite Youtube clips with you.
Dinner scene in Mrs Doubtfire
Meeting Rufio in Hook
Good Morning, Vietnam!
Your move, chief…
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