Family, friends, fellow actors take to social media to remember Robin Williams

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As word spread about the death of actor-comedian Robin Williams, family members and fellow actors/comedians took to social media to remember Williams.

On Twitter Tuesday, Williams' daughter Zelda made a post saying how much she misses her father:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="http://t.co/UEtjQ1f2zS">pic.twitter.com/UEtjQ1f2zS</a></p>&mdash; Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) <a href="https://twitter.com/zeldawilliams/statuses/499045688559165440">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Actor Dante Basco, who is best known for playing Rufio, the spiky, red-haired leader of The Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's 1991 film "Hook," posted a short video on YouTube as a tribute to Williams

 

http://youtu.be/oSABRMUNmMo

Comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien learned during the taping of his late-night show Monday night that Williams had passed away and made an emotional announcement to his audience at the end of his show about Williams' death:

http://youtu.be/lIkSDcHJzNI

 

Robin Williams' death caused an outpouring from fellow actors on Twitter as well:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIP?src=hash">#RIP</a> Robin Williams...you will be remembered by many...</p>&mdash; Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvaLongoria/statuses/498976394471538689">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RIP mr Williams - beyond great talent -such a kind and lovely person</p>&mdash; John Cusack (@johncusack) <a href="https://twitter.com/johncusack/statuses/498975047567298560">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Actor Ben Stiller tweeted about the impact of Williams' career:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RobinWilliams?src=hash">#RobinWilliams</a></p>&mdash; Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/statuses/498996937182699521">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>OK, I’ll try. I met him when I was 13 and a huge fan and he was so kind and I watched him be kind to every fan i ever saw him with...</p>&mdash; Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/statuses/499000377790828546">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And with other actors he was so generous and brilliant. He made everyone feel special and equal around him even though he was the genius...</p>&mdash; Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/statuses/499000840510656513">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>His heart was so big and even if you didn’t know him, what he gave everyone was that same spirit in his work, so we all felt it…</p>&mdash; Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/statuses/499001726238605312">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>His impact on the world was so positive. He did so much good for people. He made me and so many people laugh so hard for a very long time.</p>&mdash; Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/statuses/499003155083165696">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And because they don’t really tweet, this message represents all the Stillers (Jerry, Anne and Amy) who Robin was a great friend to. xxxxx</p>&mdash; Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/statuses/499003922069991424">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Leonard Nimoy even used a Star Trek reference to honor Williams:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What a sad day. Shocking loss of Robin Williams. A brilliant talent and a gentle man. May his memory LLAP</p>&mdash; Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/statuses/499034308720336896">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>
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On Facebook, the team that took care of Williams' fan page posted a message to his followers:

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<div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/RobinWilliams/posts/534942403273975:0" data-width="466"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/RobinWilliams/posts/534942403273975:0">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RobinWilliams">Robin Williams</a>.</div></div>

News anchor Frank Somerville from our sister station KTVU made a post on Facebook about how the station's studios were used in the filming of Mrs. Doubtfire:

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Comedian and talk show host Kathy Griffin posted a picture of herself with Williams and his all-time comedic favorite, Jonathan Winters:

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ABC News posted a statement from St. Jude Children's Hospital about the passing of Williams. Williams was a big supporter of the hospital:

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Even Sesame Street honored the passing of Williams:

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In a statement from President Barack Obama, he said:

"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between.  But he was one of a kind.  He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.  He made us laugh.  He made us cry.  He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets.  The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams."


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