'One of a kind,' 'ferociously funny' and a 'mensch': Celebrity tributes pour in for Robin Williams

Celebrities are paying tribute to the late Robin Williams after the beloved actor and comedian was found dead at his California home on Monday.

Known for his big heart and staggering talent, the 63-year-old funnyman touched almost everyone he met, no matter how long he spent in their presence. After Robin’s tragic passing, Twitter was flooded with messages from Hollywood stars and VIPs who shared memories of meeting him, or who were simply feeling the loss of one of Tinseltown's most prolific actors.


Among the moving messages for the comedic genius were words of remembrance from American president Barack Obama.

"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," said the president in a statement.

Robin Williams with his daughter, Zara

"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 marginalized 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 president wasn't the only one to be so touched by the tragic death of Robin, who was found dead at his California home after a suspected suicide following a battle with depression.

The late Robin Williams with his wife Susan

Canadians, too, have been flooding the Internet with moving messages about the late actor. “Famously kind, ferociously funny, a genius and a gentle soul. What a loss. #RobinWilliams,” wrote Michael J. Fox.

From Stephen Harper to Kevin Spacey, click on the image below to read more celebrity tributes to Robin Williams.


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