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Celebrities have taken to Twitter to respond in the wake of comedian Robin Williams' passing at the age of 63.
As previously reported the legendary comedic actor passed away this morning, according to a statement released by his representative, Mara Buxbaum. "Robin Williams passed away this morning," the statement reads. "He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
Meanwhile, celebrities from around the world are reacting to the tragic news of his passing. Here are some of the latest celebrity tweets remembering Williams for his decades of work as one of Hollywood’s most revered comedic figures.
Some of the tweets include touching references to Williams’ film career, including one written by fellow comedian Anna Kendrick.
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
The quote makes homage to the 1989 cult classic, Dead Poets Society.
Other celebrities voicing their devastation from Williams’ passing include Perez Hilton, The Weekend, Chris Rock, Khloe Kardashian, Rashida Jones, Jenny McCarthy and more. See what a few of Williams’ fans and fellow public figures had to say here:
My heart is in literal pain over the hurt the family of Robin Williams must be suffering right now, and the hurt he must have been in too.
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) August 11, 2014
So sad so funny http://t.co/YF9UH5BOYb
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 11, 2014
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) August 11, 2014
Heart broken!!! #RIP Robin Williams!! Praying for your family on such a sad day. You've given so much joy to so many. Devastating we lost u
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) August 11, 2014
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
RIP Robin. I will always remember you as one hell of a friend. I love you and will miss you terribly.
— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) August 11, 2014
Devastated by the news...
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) August 11, 2014
RIP to my dear brother and friend Robin Williams. The world will miss the decades of laughter that you gave all of us.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) August 11, 2014
Devastated. Robin Williams was a personal hero of mine. Gonna miss him a lot.
— Logan Lerman (@LoganLerman) August 11, 2014
RIP to one of the greatest comedic and dramatic actors of our time. We will miss you. #NaNuNaNu
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) August 11, 2014
Rest in peace, Robin Williams.
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