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Barbra Streisand, Amy Poehler, more remember Joan Rivers (Updated)

Joan Rivers died Thursday at age 81, and her famous friends and admirers, ranging from Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic to comedian Amy Schumer, remembered her for her sharp, energetic humor and for being a pioneer in both comedy and feminism. Here is a list of the statements so far, with updates to come:

Giuliana Rancic
“It is almost impossible to describe how much I adored Joan and how much she has meant to me. She was not only the funniest women I have ever met but was incredibly loving, honest, and lived her life with no regrets. Working with her for the last 13 years has been one of the true joys of my life. She could put a smile on your face instantly no matter how hard your day was. My heart goes out to Melissa and Cooper, who have lost something that can never be replaced. Their bond was truly one-of-a-kind. They had the greatest mother and grandmother anyone could have ever hoped for. My life is so much fuller and happier because I got to share it with this beautiful person, a true genius. I woke up today unable to grasp what the world will be like without her and, at the same time, feel so privileged to have called her my friend.” READ FULL STORY

Billy Crystal remembers Robin Williams during Emmys

Billy Crystal remembered Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11 at 63, during the Emmys memorial segment Monday evening.

Before Crystal’s tribute, the Emmys also remembered other stars who died this year, including Paul Walker, James Avery, Ann B. Davis, Shirley Temple, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lauren Bacall, and Sid Caesar, in a video segment that played as Sara Bareilles sang Nat King Cole’s “Smile” live.

The video segment ended on a photo of Robin Williams as Billy Crystal began his tribute onstage. “He made us laugh. Hard,” Crystal started. “Every time you saw him.” Crystal and Williams starred in 1997 comedy Fathers’ Day together and also both had supporting roles in 1996’s Hamlet. READ FULL STORY

David Letterman airs Robin Williams tribute

David Letterman wasn’t the slightest bit intimidated by Robin Williams the first time he met the comedian 38 years ago at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. That is, until Williams got on stage. “It’s like nothing we had ever seen before,” Letterman remembered. “We’re like morning dew. He comes in like a hurricane.”

Letterman’s show was taking a break last week so he wasn’t able to publicly remember Williams, who died August 11 at age 63, until Monday evening. The late night host took 10 minutes to tell stories about Williams, including one about the time Williams landed Letterman a guest spot on popular ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy.
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Robin Williams' daughter Zelda quits Instagram, honors dad on Tumblr

Robin Williams died Monday at the age of 63, and his daughter Zelda Williams first publicly acknowledged his death on her Instagram on Tuesday with a photo reading, “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up.” Later that evening, she posted a lengthier statement to her Tumblr account, remembering her father and saying goodbye to social media for the time being.
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This week's cover: A tribute to Robin Williams, plus our Fall Movie Preview

A sparkplug performer at the microphone and a chameleonic talent on screen, Robin Williams improvised his way into Hollywood fame. In this week’s issue, Entertainment Weekly looks back at the career highlights and personal lows of the Oscar-winning actor. Williams, who died in an apparent suicide on Monday at age 63, struggled for much of his life with both substance abuse and depression.

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Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers pay tribute to Robin Williams

Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show started not with a “hello,” but with a “nanu nanu” from The Roots’ Questlove. The drummer was paying tribute to Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63: “Nanu nanu” was how Mork said goodbye to his fellow aliens in ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy, the show that gave Williams his start.
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Fans remember Robin Williams at 'Mork and Mindy' house

Robin Williams is well-known for hits like Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society, but he first got his start as an alien named Mork on Mork and Mindya sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1982. In the show, Williams’ Mork descended to Earth and started living with his human friend Mindy (Pam Dawber). Fans are now gathering at the site of Mork and Mindy’s to honor Williams, who died Monday at age 63.
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Where to stream Robin Williams' essential performances

Robin Williams, who died yesterday at age 63, was Peter Pan to some, Mrs. Doubtfire to others, and a beloved actor to many. Fortunately, if you want to revisit his work or see him play his role as an alien on ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy for the first time, subscription services like Netflix and Hulu Plus offer several of his works for instant streaming.

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See a moving Robin Williams salute at 'Good Will Hunting' bench

A Robin Williams fan in Boston celebrated the late actor Monday night by leaving a message at the bench where Williams and his costar Matt Damon filmed a pivotal scene from the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting. Williams won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in the film.

“Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl,” the chalk-written message reads, a paraphrase of one of Williams’ better known lines from Hunting. Below that is what Williams’ character says at the end of the park bench scene: “Your move, chief.” The outlines of two ghostly footprints stand above the words, marking the place Williams once sat.

See the photo, via Twitter user @PlunkettPrime (and ABC News producer Meredith Frost), below.

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Watch Conan O'Brien and Will Arnett pay tribute to Robin Williams

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Monday’s episode of Conan ended on an unusually somber note. The cause: During the course of taping that evening’s show, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, and their guest Will Arnett got word of Robin Williams’ unexpected death.

“We tape these shows a few hours early, and by the time you see this now on TV, I’m sure that you’ll know. I’m sorry to anybody in our studio audience that I’m breaking this news—this is absolutely shocking and horrifying, and so upsetting on every level,” a visibly shaken O’Brien explained at the end of the show.

He and his cohort then took an opportunity to briefly salute their comrade. The most moving words came from Arnett, who worked with Williams in the 2006 film RV.

“As funny as he was—he’s truly one of the all-time greats—he was even better as a person,” the Arrested Development star said. “He was even more fantastic—just the loveliest, sweetest, one of the kindest guys that I’ve ever worked with. Just such a soft, warm, emotionally sweet guy, and it’s a major, major loss for everybody.” READ FULL STORY

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