Williams was pronounced dead by emergency personnel at his residence today around noon. Though the actor had been a victim of previous death hoaxes and details about what happened are still not being reported, the Marin County police have confirmed his death and suspected suicide, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Though the actor was privately troubled, he still managed to warm audience's hearts and make us laugh through characters ranging from Mrs. Doubtfire to Peter Pan. Williams was revered by almost everyone who was familiar with his work, fellow actors included, and his peers wasted no time today in sharing their emotions over the tragic loss.
Mandy Moore, who co-starred with Williams in License to Wed in 2007, sent her condolences to the actor's loved ones.
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
Sons of Anarchy co-stars Ron Perlman and Danny Trejo both shared their sadness over the event.
Sad to see you go amigo @robinwilliams.— Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) August 11, 2014
Rocked by the news of #RobinWilliams passing. A giant. Truly sad.— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 11, 2014
Lindsay Lohan remembered the What Dreams May Come actor's kindness when he visited her on the set during her childhood.
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
Many others just wanted to celebrate Williams' enormous talent, which everyone was able to enjoy through his numerous films.
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
Stunned. Devastated. I treasure my time with him. Robin was and will always be an original and a brilliant kind soul.— josh groban (@joshgroban) August 11, 2014
Dear GOD. Robin Williams just died. We are so heartbroken we're emotional. No one like him on earth. He is our comedy hero. RIP Robin.— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) August 11, 2014
He gave so many of us so much joy. I hope he knew that deeply.— P!nk (@Pink) August 11, 2014
In the most touching and tearjerking reaction to Williams' death that we've seen so far, Evan Rachel Wood posted a screen capture from Disney's Aladdin, in which the actor provided the voice for Genie.
Genie. You're free. pic.twitter.com/FWQWPDPP42— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) August 11, 2014
Williams' family has said that he was recently battling severe depression. We can only hope that Wood's words ring true and that, like Genie, Williams is now truly free.
If you suspect someone might be considering suicide, or you have struggled with those thoughts yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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