The news of Robin Williams’ death is hitting people hard. Real hard. The sheer number of tributes and outpouring of emotion is like rarely seen before. Here are just a handful of the dozens of messages that have been sent.
And it’s not just actors and actresses reacting, it’s athletes, musicians, talk show hosts, you name it…
Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) August 11, 2014
He was Sweet LOVELY,Man. He ran high voltage,Mind Always Going, It was who he was.I Know Well..Many X's from High There is Only Low.So Sad
— Cher (@cher) August 11, 2014
Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you're sad, please tell someone.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams was the first famous person I ever met. On the set of DEAD POETS SOCIETY, I was an extra, was 18 and he encouraged me. Im sad
— Jamie Kennedy (@JamieKennedy) August 11, 2014
When I was a kid, my parents and I would watch Robin Williams VHS tapes until they wore out. Words cannot describe what a loss this is.
— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) August 11, 2014
I am so sorry about Robin. He was sweet and generous and kind as well as a comedic genius. This is just terrible news. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) August 11, 2014
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
No no. Don't let this be. RIP my dear Robin.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 11, 2014
So sad to hear about Robin Williams – An amazing talent / Thnx 4 the memories May he RIP
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 11, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 11, 2014
O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells. Rise up, for you the flag is flung, for you the bugle trills.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 11, 2014
I didn’t know I could be so sad, angry, stunned and grateful at the same time. RIP Robin Williams. If you are in pain please seek help.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) August 11, 2014
He gave so many of us so much joy. I hope he knew that deeply.
— P!nk (@Pink) August 11, 2014
No one fought harder to right the ship than Robin. Sometimes the fight is just too much n too long. Horribly sad.
— Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) August 11, 2014
Shocked. Utter shock. A man who lived 20 comic lifetimes in one. Goodbye and love to the legend Robin Williams. Hope you have peace.
— Nick Swardson (@NickSwardson) August 11, 2014
Devastating finding out about @robinwilliams today. He was an amazing talent and incredibly sweet. So sad.
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) August 11, 2014
Through all the sadness we owe it to Robin to remember how funny he was. That matters
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams was the first person ever to make me laugh other than my dad. #Mork
— Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) August 11, 2014
Rest in Peace Robin Williams. I had the honor and joy of working with him. I miss him already…
— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) August 11, 2014
"But doctor, I AM Pagliacci." That's the only way this makes sense. Can't stand thinking of him being that sad. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 11, 2014
RIP to the legend, Robin Williams. Thank you for the many laughs.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) August 11, 2014
Robin had a good heart. It was written all over his face. Irreplaceable. RIP.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) August 11, 2014
Incredibly sad news about Robin Williams. A brilliant man. RIP.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 11, 2014
#RIP Robin Williams…you will be remembered by many…
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) August 11, 2014
What a beautiful and talented life Robin Williams had. The joy and the life he shared with us all is truly a gift beyond words. RIP Robin.
— Abbie Cornish (@abbiecornish) August 11, 2014
His heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in Peace Robin Williams.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) August 11, 2014
The world is a lot less funny today. Prayers with Robins loved ones. RIP.
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) August 11, 2014
I am so sad Robin Williams is gone. He was such a sweet man.
— Kari Byron (@KariByron) August 11, 2014
The entire Osbourne Family is grieving the loss of a kind, funny, generous and talented man, Robin Williams.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) August 11, 2014
Saddened to hear of untimely passing of great Robin Williams who was 2nd coming of brilliant Jonathan Winters. Depression is real…trust me
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) August 11, 2014
I just wish he had known how much God loved him and how precious he was to the One who created him. #total original
— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) August 11, 2014
Rest in peace Robin Williams. You've given me laughter for as long as I can remember. Sending prayers to your loved ones.
— Bridgit Mendler (@bridgitmendler) August 11, 2014
Robin was really sweet to me and my sister every time we saw him. He was a genius and made me laugh a lot. So sad.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) 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
Oh no. Please no. Robin Williams. I loved you so much. I'm devastated.
— Sarah Shahi (@onlysarahshahi) August 11, 2014
ROBIN WILLIAMS YOU BREAK MY HEART I LOVE YOU FOREVER THE HEAVEN BE GOOD TO YOU BUBBA
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) August 11, 2014
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