Tuesday, August 12, 2014

President Obama, Celebrities reacts to Robin Williams's death

President Obama, Celebrities reacts to Robin Williams's death
President Barack Obama expressed his condolences on Monday to the family and friends of comic and actor Robin Williams, who died in an apparent suicide earlier that day.

Williams, 63, was found dead around noon on Monday at his home in Tiburon, California.

The president commemorated Williams for his "immeasurable talent" in the statement:

''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.''

Susan Schneider, the actor's wife, released the following statement to the New York Times'
"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

So sad. He was one of my all time favorite comedians and actors. He was brilliant and in a league of his own. He will be missed and remembered fondly. RIP


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