Sarah Michelle Gellar: Robin Williams Was The ‘Father’ I Never Had

So sad. After hearing the tragic news of Robin Williams' death on Aug. 11, Sarah Michelle Gellar, who co-starred with the 63-year-old actor in CBS' 'The Crazy Ones,' paid tribute to her TV dad with a heartbreaking statement. Before Robin Williams' tragic death on August 11, he and Sarah Michelle Gellar, 37, played father and daughter on the short-lived CBS comedy The Crazy Ones. The actress, whose bond with Robin extended off screen, released a statement paying tribute to her TV dad, who died from an apparent suicide at age 63.

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Robin Williams Dies: Sarah Michelle Gellar Reacts

“My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams,” Sarah told PEOPLE in a statement. “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.”

She also 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 Robin’s death broke, Sarah tweeted the following photo collage:

While The Crazy Ones was canceled by CBS after just one season, Robin remains a TV legend. And as such, the Primetime Emmys will air a special tribute during the Aug. 25 telecast, a source close to the situation has revealed to EXCLUSIVELY.

“Robin Williams will be honored on the show and we will all hear from people for the first time about his death during the telecast,” our source reveals. “It is going to be a very big tribute.”

Robin Williams Died: Reports Suggest Suicide

Robin’s lifeless body was found in his Northern California home on August 11 — he reportedly died from the result of asphyxiation. An early report suggests suicide.

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Robin’s only daughter, Zelda Williams, 25, is totally devastated and inconsolable, according to a source. After hearing the tragic news, Zelda tweeted a message of love to her late father.

Of course, our thoughts go out to Robin’s family and friends during this difficult time. He touched many, many lives.

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.

— Chris Rogers

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