Celebs celebrate and remember Robin Williams
Twitter exploded today with both love and devastation over the loss of Robin Williams, as the world says goodbye to one of its most talented and warm souls.
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.
Sons of Anarchy co-stars Ron Perlman and Danny Trejo both shared their sadness over the event.
Lindsay Lohan remembered the What Dreams May Come actor's kindness when he visited her on the set during her childhood.
Many others just wanted to celebrate Williams' enormous talent, which everyone was able to enjoy through his numerous films.
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.
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).