Celebrities, comics, and fans flooded social media outlets on Monday, Aug. 11, after learning of Robin Williams' shocking and sudden death at age 63 from an apparent suicide. His longtime publicist Mara Buxbaum confirmed the Oscar winner's death to Us Weekly in a statement, which read: "Robin Williams passed away this morning. 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."
Find out what his former costars, friends, admirers, and peers remembered of the late actor and comic below.
Pam Dawber: "I am completely and totally devastated," Williams' Mork and Mindy costar said. "What more can be said?"
President Barack Obama: "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," Obama said in an official statement Monday evening. "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."
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