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Robin Williams Dead At 63: ‘Aladdin’ Co-Stars & More Celebs Mourn Actor

Mon, August 11, 2014 8:37pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 8 Comments

So heartbreaking. On Aug. 11, Robin Williams was found dead at the young age of 63 in his Tiburon, Calif. home. The Oscar-winning actor and comedian was remembered by his co-stars and other actors on Twitter after the news.

Robin Williams will be remembered as one of the greatest actors of all time — from his dramatic roles in Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets’ Society to his iconic comedies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Jack, he will go down in history as one of the best. His co-stars, including cast-members of Disney’s Aladdin, have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the man that taught us we could never have a friend like him.

Robin Williams’ Co-Stars React To Actor’s Death

After the heartbreaking news broke, Robin’s wife, Susan Schneider, made an emotional statement.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” she said. “I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

The world is all in mourning over the actor, director and comedian who became like family to everyone he worked with, and all of us who watched him on the big screen.

Ben Affleck, who wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, the film Robin won his Oscar for, took to Facebook:

Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true.

What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything.

May you find peace my friend. ‪#‎RobinWilliams‬

Scott Weinger, who played Aladdin with Robin, took to Twitter to share a very emotional message:

Mara Wilson and Lisa Jakub, who played his other daughters in Mrs Doubtfire, both tweeted:

Steve Martin starred with Robin on Broadway in the 1998 revival of “Waiting for Godot.”

Soup host Joel McHale starred with Robin in the upcoming film Merry Friggin’ Christmas, and wrote:

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Robin’s daughter on The Crazy Ones posted a photo collage of them:

Ashley Tisdale, who also worked with Robin on The Crazy Ones, took to her Twitter and Instagram to share her grief:

Close friend Billy Crystal wrote, “No words,” while Whoopi Goldberg said the same.

Below are more tweets from celebrities, co-stars and more:

President Obama also released a statement:

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.

Sally Field:

I feel stunned and so sad about Robin. I’m sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family. And I’m sad for Robin. He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long…. tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace.

Steven Spielberg:

Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can’t believe he’s gone.

Mara Wilson ‏@MaraWritesStuff: 

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.

Kathy Bates ‏@MsKathyBates:

Magnificent Robin RIP. The Black Dog won the war. So sad. Thank you for the quarter you loaned me to call my mom at the ’90 Globes.

Rain Pryor ‏@RainPryor: 

RIP Robin Williams hope daddy and Carlin were there to greet you. My heart is broken.

Judd Apatow ‏@JuddApatow:

When I was 18 I got a job as an intern at Comic Relief just to be near him. A genius and a truly kind man who made the world a better place.

Ben Stiller ‏@RedHourBen:

A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. #RobinWilliams. I met him when I was 13 and a huge fan and he was so kind and I watched him be kind to every fan i ever saw him with…And with other actors he was so generous and brilliant. He made everyone feel special and equal around him even though he was the genius…His heart was so big and even if you didn’t know him, what he gave everyone was that same spirit in his work, so we all felt it…His impact on the world was so positive. He did so much good for people. He made me and so many people laugh so hard for a very long time. And because they don’t really tweet, this message represents all the Stillers (Jerry, Anne and Amy) who Robin was a great friend to. Xxxxx

Mira Sorvino ‏@MiraSorvino: 

I cannot believe we have lost Robin Williams.What a man, what a comedic genius.I counted him among my friends and have such great memories..Robin Williams was sweet and kind and generous and Oh so brilliant, able to incorporate anything and everything into his mind-boggling rants. Robin was a good man and this should not have happened. Devastated. Sending love to his family.

John Travolta:

I’ve never known a sweeter, brighter, more considerate person than Robin. Robin’s commitment as an artist to lifting our mood and making us happy is compared to none. He loved us all and we loved him back.

Chevy Chase:

Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression. I never could have expected this ending to his life, and to ours with him. God bless him and God bless us all for his LIFE! I cannot believe this. I am overwhelmed with grief. What a wonderful man/boy and what a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time – comedy! I loved him.”

Bill Cosby‏@BillCosby:

I’m stunned!

Goldie Hawn ‏@goldiehawn:

Oh Robin…Our hearts are broken. Rest in peace darling. We loved you.

Sesame Street ‏@sesamestreet:

We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Robin’s family and friends at this devastating time.

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— Emily Longeretta

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