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Robin Williams Tribute: Kathy Bates Reveals Shocking Secret

Tue, August 26, 2014 10:07am EDT by Chloe Melas 6 Comments

Robin was honored during the 2014 Emmy Awards, Aug. 25, by Billy Crystal, but Kathy also gave her own tribute to the great comedian after winning her award.

Kathy Bates couldn’t help but reminisce about meeting Robin Williams and she shared an incredibly touching story with reporters, while backstage after winning the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

Kathy Bates Remembers Robin Williams After Big Emmy Win

Kathy was awarded for her role on HBO’s American Horror Story: Coven and she gave an adorable speech. was backstage and that’s when things got really emotional.

Check out what she said below:

Years and years ago when I won my first big award for Misery, a Golden Globe, they didn’t have cell phones in those days. I was waiting at a pay phone to call my Mom and Robin Williams gave me a quarter. I never forgot that kindness years later when I was up for an Oscar. Dame Judi Dench won and at the commercial break he came over and said I really wished I could’ve had your name in the envelope. I didn’t know him well but he was so kind, so this is a special night for that reason, I almost wanted to say look, I wanted to say this time that this is for you, but I was just so nervous and I always admire Jessica Lange because she is always so elegant and calm!

Robin Williams’ Emmy Tribute By Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal, his longtime friend made sure to honor the actor during the award show.

He told many jokes, shared memories and got choked up at multiple points.

“I spent many happy hours with Robin on stage,” Billy said. “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.”

They also showed different clips of Robin from some of his most memorable moments on stage and screen.

We told you that Robin was found dead, by his assistant Aug. 11, in his Tiburon, California home. It was later revealed that he had hanged himself.

HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Robin’s Emmy Awards tribute?

— Chloe Melas, reporting by Russ Weakland

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