Instagram and Twitter Watch: Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, The Academy, Bernadette Peters and More Remember Comedic Legend Robin Williams

In celebration of the life of Robin Williams, Playbill.com scanned social media to see how members of the entertainment industry are remembering the renowned actor and comedian.

The Academy Award winning actor died Aug. 11 at age 63. Click here to read the full obituary on Playbill.com.

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The cast of Broadway's Aladdin pays tribute to Williams. He provided the voice for the Genie in Disney's Academy Award winning 1992 animated classic, "Aladdin."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director Gary Marshall

Once, years ago, Robin and I were walking on the Paramount lot near the set of our show 'Mork and Mindy.' It was very late at night and we were talking and walking. Robin loved to stay up late and always had more energy than any person anywhere, in any room. I said to him that night, 'Do you think we will ever grow up?' And he said without missing a beat, 'I'm afraid if I ever grow up, I won't be able to make a living.' Play was his passion and what drove him each day.

I will never forget the day I met him and he stood on his head in my office chair and pretended to drink a glass of water using his finger like a straw. The first season of 'Mork and Mindy' I knew immediately that a three-camera format would not be enough to capture Robin and his genius talent. So I hired a fourth camera operator and he just followed Robin. Only Robin. Looking back, four cameras weren't enough. I should have hired a fifth camera to follow him too.

Robin was hands-down a comedy genius and one of the most talented performers I have ever worked with in television or film. To lose him so young at the age of 63 is just a tragedy. I will forever be in awe of his timing, his talent and his pure and golden creativity. He could make everybody happy, but himself. He was my friend and it is rare that you ever have a friend that is also a genius.

 

And, finally, a heart-breaking tribute from daughter Zelda Rae Williams.