News of Robin Williams’ death took the world by surprise on Monday afternoon. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and memories of the late comedian:
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop 😿😿😿😿
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 11, 2014
My hero. My idol. My friend. I'm sick and shocked. Goodbye #RobinWilliams. You are now for the ages.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 11, 2014
Mr. Williams visited me the first day of filming The Parent Trap. I will never forget his kindness. What an enormous loss. My condolences.
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) August 11, 2014
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 11, 2014
I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 11, 2014
What a tragic loss. Thoughts and prayers to Robin Williams' family.
— Kevin Zegers (@KevinZegers) August 11, 2014
— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) August 11, 2014
Can you think of anybody more full of life than Robin Williams!?!? So sad.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) August 11, 2014
Very sad, very upset, very glad I did not have to hear about this though Twitter. Probably going to be taking some time off it for a while.
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) August 11, 2014
Oh My God RIP Robin Williams
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 11, 2014
Let's watch this scene from Good Will Hunting and remember how great Robin was http://t.co/N0PAXIfCwn
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) August 11, 2014
Shocked & saddened by the loss of Robin Williams. I met him twice & he was such a gentleman & a genius. http://t.co/0nk5PJkG91
— Ross Mathews (@helloross) August 11, 2014
heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams passing. My heart goes out to his friends and family. We lost a legend today.
— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) August 11, 2014
Uh uh. No. Don't want this to be true about Robin Williams. Inspired everyone I know. THE Improviser. :(
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) August 11, 2014
No no. Don't let this be. RIP my dear Robin.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams was like no other ..To watch him create on the spot was a privilege to behold.. Robin you are an angel now !!! REST IN PEACE
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) August 11, 2014
My prayers+sad heart are with Robin Williams' family tonight. Only met him once, but it was one of the most enjoyable moments of my life RIP
— P!nk (@Pink) August 11, 2014
Speechless. RIP Robin Williams. You were one of my heroes. There are no words. My Thoughts are with his family. x
— Phoebe Tonkin (@1PhoebeJTonkin) August 11, 2014
Every time I hear a siren I still say "that's my ride." Thank you Robin Williams. I wish your ride had not arrived.
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams could not have been kinder or more generous when I worked with him in Flubber. My heart goes out to his family.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) August 11, 2014
I cannot believe Robin Williams is gone; he was both a very famous & yet still underrated actor; whether Mork or Garp, a real comedy genius.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 11, 2014
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY8LTjVRA
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) August 11, 2014
Robin was really sweet to me and my sister every time we saw him. He was a genius and made me laugh a lot. So sad.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 11, 2014
He was Sweet LOVELY,Man. He ran high voltage,Mind Always Going, It was who he was.I Know Well..Many X's from High There is Only Low.So Sad😥
— Cher (@cher) August 11, 2014
This sucks. Rest peacefully Mr. Williams.
— Tony Hale (@MrTonyHale) August 11, 2014
O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells. Rise up, for you the flag is flung, for you the bugle trills.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 11, 2014
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) August 11, 2014
RIP mr Williams – beyond great talent -such a kind and lovely person
— John Cusack (@johncusack) August 11, 2014
It's the mark of a true artist. I never knew him but I'm heartbroken by his passing. RIP Robin Williams.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) August 11, 2014
I can't believe my lovely friend is gone. My heart goes out to his wife and his beloved children. He brought us so much joy and laughter.
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) August 11, 2014
Very sad to hear that the brilliant comedian and actor Robin Williams has died at 63. One never knows the interior of someone else's life…
— John Green (@realjohngreen) August 11, 2014
I'm shocked. This can't be happening! What a huge loss. #robinwilliams
— Wendi McLendon-Covey (@wendimclendonco) August 11, 2014
"But doctor, I AM Pagliacci." That's the only way this makes sense. Can't stand thinking of him being that sad. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 11, 2014
The first autograph I ever got: Dear money, send mom. Robin Williams
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) August 11, 2014
Oh no this is terrible. #RIPRobinWilliams By all accounts he was pure love
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 11, 2014
Thank you to the beautifully original + brave artist that is #RobinWilliams. You taught us how to stand on the edge, fearless, + shine.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) August 11, 2014
RIP Robin Williams. Here's a fond memory from his Hollywood Squares appearance. https://t.co/hoq7VO9Yx1
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) August 11, 2014
7 years old w/ a single mom the first time I saw #MrsDoubtfire. Made me feel better about being from an unconventional family. Love is love.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) August 11, 2014
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) August 11, 2014
I didn’t know I could be so sad, angry, stunned and grateful at the same time. RIP Robin Williams. If you are in pain please seek help.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) August 11, 2014
— Beth Behrs (@BethBehrs) August 11, 2014
Without #Robin Williams there wouldn't have been a Comedy scene in San Francisco, Robin paved the way. He was the best of all of us
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) August 11, 2014
Just shared a moment of silence on the set for Robin Williams, a man who brought so much laughter, joy and healing to so many.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 12, 2014
RIP, great soul. We hope your spirit has found peace. pic.twitter.com/xuFDO2qhXp
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 12, 2014
I am named after a character from a Robin Williams TV show when my parents still lived in Africa. He meant so much, to so many, so far away.
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 12, 2014
I am deeply saddened. He was a lovely man who would keep everyone laughing even if he wasn't feeling good himself. RIP Robin Williams.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 12, 2014
Isn't it mind blowing how many times and ways Robin Williams touched your life with his work? For so long. What a gift he gave.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 12, 2014
Your humor, like hot jazz, was topped by your sensitivity, compassion & kindness. Standing on my desk for you, always. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) August 12, 2014
We lost Robin…1st witnessed his genius as he created Mork B4 our eyes in 2 hrs on set. A Force. A Sweet Soul. A Brilliant Artist. RIP
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 12, 2014
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) August 12, 2014
Just so damn sad. This guy made so many people happy. There will always be that.
— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) August 12, 2014
What a sad day. Shocking loss of Robin Williams. A brilliant talent and a gentle man. May his memory LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) August 12, 2014
In absolute shock over Robin Williams. The times I met him, he was simply the kindness man & gentlest soul. And a true genius. RIP, Robin.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 12, 2014
My heart is broken I love Robin so My heart goes out to his family He is a treasure chest of creativity and… http://t.co/332Cp16I4h
— Jeff Bridges Actor (@TheJeffBridges) August 12, 2014
My Heart's broken. Robin was a beautiful, kind soul. Can't bear that he's gone. So incredibly sorry for his family.
— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) August 11, 2014
A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. #RobinWilliams
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) August 12, 2014
Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) August 11, 2014
Ah Robin, I'm so sorry the earth couldn't stay worthy of you. Hope happiness awaits you.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams being nice to a bunch of excited comedians pic.twitter.com/BWj8JaSQ35
— Chelsea Peretti (@ChelseaVPeretti) August 11, 2014
— Paul Rudd (@djpaulrudd) August 12, 2014
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) August 12, 2014
One of my major influences. We lost another great. Rest in peace, Mr. Williams.
— Taye Diggs (@TayeDiggs) August 12, 2014
Omg RIP #RobinWilliams. So sad. We love you and will miss you and your talent.
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) August 12, 2014
Oh captain, my captain.
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) August 12, 2014
To the kindest hearted man. Robin, know you will always be remembered by smiles, laughter and love. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) August 12, 2014
Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you're sad, please tell someone.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 11, 2014
My heart is still breaking about Robin Williams. A genius… He was always so kind to me. We lost a great one. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) August 12, 2014
Honored to have worked w such a bright light and brilliant man. Love and prayers to his family and friends. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) August 11, 2014
Robin had a ton of love & did so much for so many. He made Matt & my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) August 12, 2014