Celebrities react to Robin Williams’ death on Twitter

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Only Robin Williams could get Charlie Rose to do a fist bump.
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For a long minute Monday night, it felt like the entire Internet felt the loss of Robin Williams.

At one point, six of the 10 trending topics on Twitter were related to the comedian, who was found dead at his California home on Monday afternoon. He had committed suicide, according to the coroner’s office.

In addition to all the people who had watched Williams’ TV shows or movies were his many famous friends — and fans. Here are some of their memorable tributes:

Comedian Patton Oswalt gave a fitting tribute with a reference to the ultimate sad clown story.

Kevin Spacey summed up Williams’ impact.

Anna Kendrick borrowed her eulogy from Williams’ students in “Dead Poets Society.”

John Stamos encapsulated the man with a single story:

  Neil Degrasse Tyson pointed out that Williams was rare in more ways than just himself.

Tom Green had a friend when he needed one the most.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences used the fewest words, proving that brevity is the soul of wit.

Timothy Omundson observed the dichotomy between Williams’ career and death.

Williams was an inspiration to other funny men.

Even magician David Copperfield tipped his hat.

Steve Martin will miss him.

 Macklemore pointed out the irony.

Writer/director Charlie McDowell summed up Williams’ legacy for the acting world.

Drew Carey put the loss in perspective.

Orlando Jones doesn’t want it to happen to anyone else.

And Lena Dunham reminds us that sadness doesn’t know barriers.


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