Robin Williams will be honored at the 2014 Emmy Awards by his dear friend Billy Crystal. HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned that Billy is ‘humbled’ to pay tribute to the late actor who tragically took his own life on August 11.
Billy Crystal will present an emotional tribute to Robin Williams at the 2014 Primetime Emmys on Monday, August 25, 2014, and has planned an “incredible moment” to honor Robin. Read on for more details on the touching memoriam.
Billy Crystal ‘Humbled’ To Honor Robin Williams At Primetime Emmys
Robin Williams will be honored at the 2014 Emmys, which fall just two weeks after he tragically died.
“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,” including Billy Crystal who is leading the tribute during the In Memoriam segment, HollywoodLife.com exclusively reported. “It is going to be a very big tribute.”
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Billy who costarred with Robin in the 1997 movie Father’s Day is humbled to honor his dear friend, after his sad suicide.
“Billy is prepared for this moment for his friend,” a source close to Billy EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. “He is humbled to have been chosen and has gone through all emotions to be ready.”
Billy Crystal Emotionally Ready To Honor Robin, But May Cry At Emmys
“[Billy] wants Robin to be remebered forever and has prepared something he is really proud of for the Emmy telecast,” our source continues. “He is going to do his best not to cry but that is in no way a promise. Its going to be an incredible moment in honoring his friend.”
The insider adds, Billy is not aware if Robin’s family will be in attendance at the Emmys.
On the day of Robin’s death, Billy tweeted “no words,” but has not spoken out on his death since.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) August 12, 2014
HollywoodLifers, are you ready for Robin Williams’ tribute at the Emmys or will it be too soon for you to watch? Let us know, and leave a comment below to honor Robin.
— Elizabeth Wagmeister, Reporting by Russ Weakland