Barack Obama Leads Showbiz Tributes To Robin Williams
The likes of Simon Cowell, Rihanna and Lady Gaga have all taken to Twitter to pay their respects to the funnyman...
According to Sky News, the Marin County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the 63-year-old had died from a suspected suicide, though the cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
Remembering Robin, Obama said in a statement: "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.
"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 marginalised 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."
The likes of Disney, Simon Cowell, One Direction's Harry Styles, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande have also paid tribute to the Mrs Doubtfire legend on Twitter. Check out more heartfelt messages below:
— Disney (@Disney) August 12, 2014
I can't believe the news about Robin Williams. I am so sad. I never met him but just know he was a great guy. Rest in peace.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 12, 2014
Rest in Peace+Laughter Robin Williams. Perhaps this tragedy will shed light on the seriousness of depression. You made us all so so happy.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 12, 2014
One of my all time favourites. Movies I grew up watching over and over again. A genius that will be so missed. R.I.P. Robin Williams.
— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) August 12, 2014
Can't believe it! What a talented, hilarious man! Loved him since I was a kid!! Thoughts are with… http://t.co/xpkj2CpJK9
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 12, 2014
Heartbreaking news about the late Robin Williams. May his soul now be at peace!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 12, 2014
#RIPRobinWilliams so heartbreaking.... thank u for the joy & laughter.... condolences, love and light to his family during this tragic time
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 11, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 11, 2014
Mr. Williams visited me the first day of filming The Parent Trap. I will never forget his kindness. What an enormous loss. My condolences.
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) August 11, 2014
I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 11, 2014
I’m so sad and devastated to hear of the passing of Robin Williams. My thoughts are with his family.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams made the world laugh & think. I will remember & honor that. A great man, artist and friend. I will miss him beyond measure.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) August 12, 2014
A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. #RobinWilliams
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) August 12, 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
Never been so saddened by the death of someone I have never met. Praying tonight for his family. #RobinWilliams
— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) August 12, 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
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) August 12, 2014
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
Moved reading so many reminiscences of Robin Williams, the multitude of things he represented to diverse people of different generations...
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 12, 2014
I remember seeing Robin W on that first Happy Days and thinking that is the funniest coolest person I have ever seen. All bets were off.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 12, 2014
Thank you for sharing your genius with us Robin Williams. God bless you.http://t.co/I4VnlBSjqb
— Jessie J (@JessieJ) August 12, 2014