Conan O’Brien Breaks News Of Robin Williams’ Death To Audience — Watch

Tue, August 12, 2014 8:23am EDT by 5 Comments 49,894 Article Views

Robin Williams’ death was given special tribute on the August 11 episode of ‘Conan’ — watch Conan O’Brien break the news to his audience.

Comedy legend that he was, it’s only fitting that Conan O’Brien, 51, took a moment on the August 11 episode of Conan to pay special tribute to the life and death of Robin Williams, 63, who was found that same day of apparent suicide. Check out the video for Conan’s heartbroken tribute.

Conan O’Brien: Robin Williams’ Death Given Tribute On ‘Conan’ — Watch The Video

Taped several hours prior to its 11pm ET airing, Conan and his staff learned of Robin’s death during the August 11 taping of Conan. To many — or perhaps all — in the audience, it was the first they’d hear of Robin’s death.

What followed was a halting, heartbreaking tribute of sorts to Robin by Conan, guest Will Arnett, 44, and sidekick Andy Richter, 47.

“This is unusual and upsetting,” Conan began, “but we got some news during the show that Robin Williams has passed away. [...] This is absolutely shocking and horrifying and so upsetting on every level.”

Andy chimed in, too, to add that Robin “was an amazingly kind and generous person and it’s got to be a terrible time for his family, and our thoughts go out to them.”

“As funny as he was, he’s truly one of the all-time greats,” said Will. “He was even better as a person. He was even more fantastic… just one of the loveliest, sweetest, kindest guys that I’ve ever worked with. Just such a soft, warm, emotionally sweet guy, and it’s a major, major loss for everybody.”

Will Arnett: Robin Williams Was ‘Truly One Of The All-Time Greats. He Was Even Better As A Person’

“We’re just processing this information literally right at this moment,” Conan apologized. “We’re thinking of Robin’s family, of everybody he reached around the world throughout his life, and we’re thinking about Robin tonight.

“We’re so very sorry to have to report this to anybody who’s hearing it for the first time. We’re going to end our show now and thank all my guests, and goodnight, and God bless Robin Williams.”

So, so sad. Watch the video above for Conan’s full tribute.

Robin was found in his Northern California home on August 11, dead of asphyxiation. Early reports are suggesting suicide. Robin’s only daughter, Zelda Williams, 25, is totally devastated and inconsolable, according to a HollywoodLife.com source. Late on August 11, Zelda tweeted a message of love to her late father.

Robin was clearly very loved; our thoughts are also with Robin’s family during this difficult time.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing suicidal ideation, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255; operators are available 24/7.

– Amanda Michelle Steiner

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Angie

Posted at 10:36 PM on August 19, 2014  

Robin Williams you are the best, love you miss you.God bless you.

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Angie

Posted at 10:53 PM on August 19, 2014  

Robin Williams is the king of comedy, without a doubt. There will never be another Robin Williams just like there will never be another Elvis, Michael Jackson or Whitney. He is up there with the best and taken too soon.God has loaned them to us and now he has to take them back to heaven to entertain him and our dearly departed. Thankyou God for these amazing people who have sacrificed an unhappy life for our pleasure. These amazing human beings did a lot for us, but it it is sad we couldn’t do anything for their happiness. We tend to bring people down when their up for our own selfish reasons. I guess people get satisfaction seing people down in the dumps. If people were nicer to each other and respect each other there would be less depression and sadness in this world.Be nice and the world will be a better place to live, its that easy.

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Bad Kitty is back

Posted at 1:17 PM on August 12, 2014  

wow, still in shock….

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Loui

Posted at 3:53 PM on August 12, 2014  

Me too, I loved him and miss you!

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Georgia-Rose

Posted at 9:06 AM on August 12, 2014  

Reblogged this on CUSTOM MADE CHARACTER and commented:
Absoloutley devastated at the loss of Mr Robbie Williams, a truly original, beautiful, artistic soul has been lost, Rest In peace. “Now you are free.”

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