News of Robin Williams' death sent shockwaves through Hollywood and beyond on August 11. Celebrities turned to Twitter to express an outpouring of grief for the beloved actor and comedian. He will be greatly missed:
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
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
The world is a lot less funny today. Prayers with Robins loved ones. RIP.
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) August 11, 2014
I am so heartbroken. Robin Williams was a light in my childhood. Rest in peace.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) August 11, 2014
— Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry) August 11, 2014
So so sad to hear about the passing of Robin Williams. He will forever have a joyful place in our hearts and will be missed.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) August 11, 2014
Let's respect the friends and most importantly family during this heartbreaking time. We will always love you Mr. Williams.
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) August 11, 2014
#RIP Robin Williams...you will be remembered by many...
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) 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
An incredibly sad moment. May your soul be at peace Robin Williams. #RIP
— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) 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
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
Devastated right now. Loved you Robin
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 11, 2014
Heartbroken. Robin Williams was one of the brightest, most loving & wonderful people I've ever been blessed to know. We'll miss you.
— Monica Potter (@monicapotter) August 11, 2014
So sad so funny http://t.co/YF9UH5BOYb
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 11, 2014
Devastated by the death of an incredible human being...be at Peace Robin. ..miss you Brother
— Luis Guzman (@IamLuisGuzman) August 11, 2014
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) August 12, 2014
That's. The. Worst.
— taran killam (@TaranKillam) 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
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
Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you're sad, please tell someone.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 11, 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
Shocked by the news of Robin Williams passing. Rest in peace my friend
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) August 11, 2014
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) August 11, 2014
I am so sorry about Robin. He was sweet and generous and kind as well as a comedic genius. This is just terrible news. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) August 11, 2014
Oh Robin...Our hearts are broken. Rest in peace darling. We loved you.
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) 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
Rest in peace Robin.
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) August 12, 2014
Heartbroken for Robin Williams and his family.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 12, 2014
When I was 18 I got a job as an intern at Comic Relief just to be near him. A genius and a truly kind man who made the world a better place.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 12, 2014
Heartbreaking news about the late Robin Williams. May his soul now be at peace!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 12, 2014
So heartbreaking to hear the terribly sad news about the amazing Robin Williams, thank you for bringing so much laughter and joy to us all.
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) August 12, 2014
Robin Williams made the world laugh & think. I will remember & honor that. A great man, artist and friend. I will miss him beyond measure.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) August 12, 2014
Heart broken!!! #RIP Robin Williams!! Praying for your family on such a sad day. You've given so much joy to so many. Devastating we lost u
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) August 11, 2014
— John Cusack (@johncusack) August 11, 2014
Oh no this is terrible. #RIPRobinWilliams
By all accounts he was pure love
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) 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
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
Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and… http://t.co/ME0rY2rcvn
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 12, 2014
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