David Letterman gives emotional 10-minute tribute to Robin Williams

Robin Williams remembered by Big Purple Glasses

Robin Williams remembered by Big Purple Glasses

Disney added this touching tribute to the end of ‘Aladdin’ | BuzzFeed

Disney added this touching tribute to the end of ‘Aladdin’ | BuzzFeed

Everybody grieves in their own way. When I heard about Robin’s death, I was shocked, confused angry, regretful, and above all, sad. All I wanted was talk to my family and friends and cry. A few news outlets asked if I would be willing to talk about him on the air, and while I usually like interviews, I knew I wasn’t in a good place to do that. I still (a whole three days later) don’t want to do any. It’s too soon, and I need my own time to process it all. I will, however, be sharing some of my memories about him on this blog sometime soon.

While Robin and I had not talked in a few years, there is no question he had a great impact on my life. He was as warm and talented as everyone says, and a joy to be around. It’s as if my favorite teacher died.

Clips: Robin Williams in one of his last roles ‘Merry Friggin’ Christmas

My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.

My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)

Jimmy Fallon pays tribute to Robin Williams

Conan O’Brien and Will Arnett salute Robin Williams

micdotcom:

3 hilarious Robin Williams stand up specials you can watch in full right now

I wrote a brief thing for micdotcom. Williams was a force of nature and the entertainment industry and the world will be so much worse off without him. His career spanned so long and touched so many people, it’s wild to think of the shared reference points we all have because of this man. Jack and Hook are wildly regarded as not good movies, but when you’re just the right age for these, does it really matter if they were “good?” He was good. Way better than good. I watched every episode of The Crazy Ones because a it was a half hour of Robin Williams every week. That alone was worth it.

micdotcom:

3 hilarious Robin Williams stand up specials you can watch in full right now

I wrote a brief thing for micdotcom. Williams was a force of nature and the entertainment industry and the world will be so much worse off without him. His career spanned so long and touched so many people, it’s wild to think of the shared reference points we all have because of this man. Jack and Hook are wildly regarded as not good movies, but when you’re just the right age for these, does it really matter if they were “good?” He was good. Way better than good. I watched every episode of The Crazy Ones because a it was a half hour of Robin Williams every week. That alone was worth it.