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Robin Williams dead at 63, remembered by co-stars and friends for "his huge heart"

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Robin Williams dead at 63, remembered by co-stars and friends for
The inimitable Robin Williams, one of the greatest comedians of our time, was found dead in his Northern California yesterday at the age of 63. The cause of death is yet to be confirmed, but the Oscar winner is believed to have taken his own life.  

According to his publicist, Mara Buxbaum, Williams, who previously entered rehab for alcohol and cocaine addiction, had recently been suffering from severe depression.

As soon as the heart-breaking news was announced, co-stars, friends and fans flooded social media with love for the great actor. Here are just a few beautiful messages shared by fellow comedians: 


Most moving of all were Nathan Lane's words. In an official statement quoted by The Globe and Mail, Lane said: “What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent and astounding intellect, was his huge heart – his tremendous kindness, generosity, and compassion as an acting partner, colleague and fellow traveller in a difficult world.”  

May he rest in peace.