Robin Williams: Entertainment World Reacts to Death of Friend and Mentor


Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal attend The Face of Tisch 2010 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2010 in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

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Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63, was a comedic inspiration for many performers, and he also was a brilliant dramatic actor.

In 1998, he won an Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role for his performance in "Good Will Hunting."

Here are some reactions from those who worked with Williams and those who looked up to him professionally:

Ellen DeGeneres @TheEllenShow

I can't believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I'm heartbroken.

Kathy Griffin @kathygriffin

I met this sweet, generous & brilliant man Robin Williams in 1991.

Dane Cook @DaneCook

I'm in utter disbelief that Robin Williams is dead.

jason alexander ‏@IJasonAlexander

Ah Robin, I'm so sorry the earth couldn't stay worthy of you. Hope happiness awaits you.

George Lopez ‏@georgelopez

Robin Williams ~ Vaya Con Dios my friend , I love you

Fran Drescher ‏@frandrescher

So sad Robin Williams died :( We did 2 films 2gether. He ws a very lovely man & kind caring person. My heart goes out 2 his loved ones.

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