Billy Crystal honored Robin Williams in a heartfelt speech at the 2014 Emmy Awards on Aug. 25. Now, fans around the world have taken to Twitter to share their reactions to the touching tribute.
This year, the Emmy Awards dedicated much of their “In Memoriam” segment to Robin Williams. Robin’s longtime friend Billy Crystal led the emotional tribute. During a touching speech, Billy called Robin “the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.” Fans are speaking out about the televised memorial to Robin.
Fans React To Billy Crystal’s Touching Tribute To Robin Williams At Emmy Awards
The tragic death of Robin Williams took the entire world by storm. While we all continue to mourn the loss of a true comedic genius, Billy reminded us why Robin was such an amazing person — both onscreen and off. [hl_youtube src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDCj_zM0pOo” link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDCj_zM0pOo&list=UU2rJLq19N0dGrxfib80M_fg” text=”Robin Williams Greatest Movie Moments HD “]
Billy said Robin “made us laugh hard. Every time you saw him…he made us laugh, big time.” He reminisced about his time with Robin through the years. “I spent many happy hours with Robin on stage. The brilliance was astounding…we were such great friends…As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine. Supportive, protective, loving,” Billy said. Read more from Billy’s speech about Robin here.
We thought Billy’s tribute to Robin was just perfect — and it seems everyone agrees. Read fan reactions to the tribute here:
The tribute the Emmys did for Robin Williams was amazing😌
— anïah (@princessjadex0) August 26, 2014
Wow what a beautiful tribute to Robin Williams! Well done #Emmys you made me cry while he will make me smile forever!
— Jamie -Bubba’s Mommy (@mommy2bubba) August 26, 2014
The tribute to robin williams on the emmys broke my heart. Much missed. — Robert W. Kerr (@robertwkerr) August 26, 2014
The tribute to Robin Williams was beautifully done. The ending broke my heart #Emmys
— Pяiиcєss ♡ Zaяoph (@Princess_Zaroph) August 26, 2014
“Robin Williams, what a concept.” Great tribute by Billy Crystal tonight.
— Tommy Jefferson (@TommyJeffy) August 26, 2014
That tribute to Robin Williams made me cry😭 — heaven (@Heavennbby_) August 26, 2014
Billy Crystal’s tribute to his friend Robin Williams was just perfect. — Toni Molle (@tvtoni) August 26, 2014
Words can not fully honor Billy Crystal for his touching tribute to Robin Williams. It was the perfect farewell.
— Rick Bentley (@RickBentley1) August 26, 2014
As we previously reported, Billy was “humbled” to honor Robin. “Billy is prepared for this moment for his friend,” a source close to Billy EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com before the show. “He is humbled to have been chosen and has gone through all emotions to be ready.”
This year’s “In Memorium” segment paid tribute to many other wonderful Hollywood talents as well, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Garner, Paul Walker and Lauren Bacall.
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The 66th annual Emmy Awards at the Nokia theater in Los Angeles, Calif. were filled with memorable moments. If you didn’t catch the show, you can read all of the winners from each category right here.
Our thoughts continue to be with Robin’s family and friends during this difficult time. Did YOU enjoy Billy’s speech about Robin, HollywoodLifers? Let us know.
— Megan Ross