The actress, who played Williams’ daughter on CBS’ late, underrated comedy, released a statement paying tribute to her TV dad, who died Monday of an apparent suicide at age 63.
“My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams,” Gellar said. “To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the Father I had always dreamed of having. There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was, to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him. I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on. And to his family, I thank them for letting us know him and seeing the joy they brought him. Us crazy ones love you.”
Gellar, whose statement was first obtained by People.com, went on to say, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Shortly after news of Williams’ death broke, Gellar tweeted the following photo collage:
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) August 12, 2014