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Robin Williams’ death: Celebrities react to the news

Robin Williams passed away on Monday in his home at the age of 63, from alleged suicide. Twitter has since been flooded with messages of love and respect for the late actor.

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None of us were ready for this and, today, the mourning continues. Robin Williams passed away on Monday morning at his residence from a suspected suicide due to asphyxia. He was only 63 years old.

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Knowing the actor’s cheerful and hilarious disposition — tied in with his numerous fondly remembered roles like Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting — you can imagine the absolute avalanche of messages flooding social media as the news broke. Williams touched so many lives across the entire globe; these missives of support and expressions of loss are incredibly humbling. It just shows how much the comedian influenced so many.

The actor’s daughter Zelda Williams has addressed Williams’ death through a quote from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on Instagram and Twitter — it may break your heart. Our thoughts are with her.
As an homage to Williams’ career, which cultivated this immense support and outpouring of love, these are just some of the reactions to the actor’s passing from fellow celebrities, who had a chance to meet him.

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We have to agree with Miley Cyrus on this one. We have never cried this much over a person we’ve never met. This goes to show the resonance Williams had in our lives, without us even realizing it.

If you suspect someone might be considering suicide, or you have struggled with those thoughts yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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