Just minutes after news broke of Robin Williams’ tragic passing, the veteran actor’s former co-stars and admirers came forth with their memories of the late comedian, either via Twitter or statements.
One of the first, and most heartbreaking, responses came from Scott Weinger, who voiced Aladdin opposite Williams’ Genie in Disney’s 1992 classic:
Pam Dawber, who played Mindy to Williams’ Mork on ABC’s Happy Days off-shoot and this past April guest-starred opposite her former scene partner on CBS’ The Crazy Ones, put her initial reaction quite plainly: “I am completely and totally devastated. What more can be said?!”
Williams’ more recent leading lady, TV daughter Sarah Michelle Gellar, remembered their time together with a photo montage:
Another Crazy Ones colleague, James Wolk, also remembered Williams by posting a photo:
Williams’ other co-stars, from both movies and television, also offered up their thoughts:
To the kindest hearted man. Robin, know you will always be remembered by smiles, laughter and love. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) August 12, 2014
And even those who never worked with him still consider Williams to be an incredible source of inspiration — including President Barack Obama:
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.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 12, 2014
More to come…
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