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Soap Stars React To The Death Of Robin Williams!

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In tragic and heartbreaking news this afternoon that shocked millions of fans worldwide and those in the entertainment industry, and those who admired him, knew him, worked with him, actor/comedian Robin Williams was found dead in an apparent suicide in his home in Tiburon California at the age of 63.

According to Variety: “The cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation, according to the Tiburon coroner’s office.  According to Williams publicist, who confirmed the news, the actor had been battling depression of late and recently entered 12-step rehab for drug abuse.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Williams’ residence on Monday at 11:55 a.m. reporting the actor had been found unconscious and was not breathing. The paramedics arrived shortly thereafter at 12 p.m. and pronounced him dead at 12:02 p.m.

Many soap stars took to Twitter over the last several hours to share in their grief and sorrow of the shocking death of the talented Williams. S everal had the opportunity to work with Robin Williams at one time in their careers.  Here is  a sampling below!

Eric Braeden @EBraeden

No one I looked forward to more to listen to and watch than Robin Williams! Rarely have I laughed harder! Now he is no more! Makes me sad!

Kimberly McCullough @whitewatercrew

His movies made me laugh and cry just as hard #RIPRobinWilliams

Jason Thompson @MyJasonThompson

Very sad to hear about Robin Williams. A genius. One of a kind. Absolute one of a kind.

Maurice Benard @MauriceBenardMB

Tragic news today sorry Robin Williams for the enormous pain you must have felt your comedic genius will be missed.

Jen Lilley @jen_lilley 

Today we’ve lost an icon. #RIPRobinWilliams It was a privilege & honor to work with you on @CrazyOnesCBS

michelle stafford @TheRealStafford

My heart is broken… One of the greats…  #RIP

Tyler Christopher @Tyler2929

Rip Mr Williams. Damn u made me laugh. I’m still trying to drink cocktails with my index finger.

Kim Zimmer @kimjzimmer

Patch Adams…my favorite! I can’t believe your gone! You will be greatly missed you incredibly talented man!

Kathleen Gati @gatitweets

RIP Robin Williams  My favorite colleague! I’m blessed I had the opportunity to work with you. TY for the laughs, your warmth &kindness.

Robert Adamson@rgala

Gonna settle in and watch my favorite RW movie tonight with wife and baby. You are one of the greats. God probably got his best bud back.

Kristen Alderson @krisalderson

The news of @robinwilliams took the wind out of me. Ugh! So so sad! You grow up watching someone w/ his talent & you feel like u know them

Brandon Barash@BrandonBarash

RIP Robin. You inspired us, infected us with your laughter. The one, the only Cultural Attache to Greece.

Matthew Atkinson@JMattAtkinson

Devastated about Robin Williams. I had the pleasure of meeting him; He was a wonderful soul and brought joy to the world. #RIPRobinWilliams

Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting in 1997, and also appeared in films: The Fisher King, Popeye, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Hook, The World According to Garp, The Birdcage, Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire to name a few.  Robin’s big career breakthrough came on the ABC sitcom Mork & Mindy and he returned last season to television in The Crazy Ones which also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar only to have the show cancelled.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Robin Williams below …  and let us know what is your favorite Williams performance…  and what soap stars tweet on his death touched you the most?

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  1. Mike

    August 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Nanu Nanu! What a shame. Rest in peace Mr. Williams.

  2. Yolanda Arias-Arenas

    August 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    RIP Mr. Williams. The world is a little less funny without you. It’s like a part of my youth died. You made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe, tears rolled down my cheeks. You weren’t just a part of my life but my child’s. He loves “Happy Feet.” God is laughing now. We’ll see you again in heaven.

  3. Lita Eastman

    August 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Robin was only two years older than I am and I feel like we grew up together. It saddens me that with all his talent he felt the pain of depression at this time of his life. Wish he could have seen himself as we did, a gentle soul rich with humor and love. He touched generations.

  4. su0000

    August 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    So sad..
    The entertainment industry at times takes its toll ..

    Bless you on your journey, Robin Williams ..

    {{ You gave the gift of laughter ..

  5. rebecca1

    August 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I was completely shocked when I found out. Can’t get his face out of my mind. So unexpected…

    From zany, lovable Mork to his hilarious standup routines…his brilliant characters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Armand Goldman in Birdcage… to bringing Aladdin to life…he was a genius. His mind just went all over the place and yet connected the dots in such a way that brought me to tears with joyous laughter. And, yet, he was so poignant.

    Horrible loss.

  6. jaybird369

    August 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!!! It can’t be!!!!! I read about Robin Williams passing away over an hour ago. As a B-I-G FAN of his, I am VERY stunned, shocked and (even more) saddened by his death. Mr. Williams…Thank You…Thank You for all of the years in which you have entertained us all with your comedy, movies and TALENT PERIOD!!!!! Goodbye, Robin Williams…YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED!!!!!!!

    Rest In Peace. Amen.

  7. JustSaying

    August 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I remember watching him on Comic Relief and thought it was a great charitable event. I’ll always appreciate his work ethic and caring that he has shown this charity.

    Robbie, you will be missed greatly. Peace out.

  8. Shari

    August 12, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I loved him in The Fisher King and Birdcage.

  9. Marci Portal

    August 12, 2014 at 1:56 am

    An honorary Jew and Russian! A mensch (TY Steve Martin). I will continue to honor you, and “do voices”… With love and admiration. RIP, Robin. Thanks for the memories.

  10. Lew S.

    August 12, 2014 at 2:58 am

    You never know what a person is going through, because looks can be deceiving. Love the people in your life and listen to what they are saying. That
    is something I am trying to do. Robin Williams was a comic genius and a very talented man. RIP

  11. Susan D.

    August 12, 2014 at 3:53 am

    I am just sad and stunned. He touched so many co-stars lives and gave us joyous laughter and shared his giving and charitable side. His work for our veterans with the USO, and for the children of St. Jude Hospital. Then there was his commitment to Comic Relief with Whoopi and Billy Chrystal.

    He will be truly missed!
    Rest in peace now,
    Robin Williams

  12. Jodi Marrone

    August 12, 2014 at 4:58 am

    When i was having my third child we bought a VCR and rented RW At the Met. HYSTERICAL!! So funny he was that while taking a sip of water I laughed, the baby kicked and broke my water,:-D, some 20 hours later my son was born. To this day, 27 years, he loves to hear the story. Oh how are hearts are aching :'( :'( :'( :'(

  13. jimh(leave it to beaver)

    August 12, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Sad…another loss of a huge talent!

  14. Carol Beaver

    August 12, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Loved Robin Williams so much, my husband looks like him and could pass as his twin. I loved all his movies and shows. He will be missed so much. Rest in peace Robin Williams we love you dearly.

  15. dmr

    August 12, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I can’t stop crying, just thinking of how talented he was, how much his family must adore, love, and miss him, and how he was on the brink of such despair. Robin Williams was a true American icon. He was a Hollywood great, a legend, a true talent-that will surely be missed for years and decades to come.

    • dmr

      August 12, 2014 at 6:14 am

      I hope that he has found his peace.

  16. Rod

    August 12, 2014 at 6:35 am

    So devastating!!!! What an amazing man!!!! You will
    Never be forgotten. Thanks for the laughs & the tears YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND SIR!! RIP

  17. Vicky

    August 12, 2014 at 6:38 am

    A friend of mine posted a picture on FB of Robin, as Mork, obviously giving his report, with the caption, “Mork calling Orson…”. It just made me tear up. So very sad for all of us, and devastated for his family. Bless him.

  18. Scott (ATWT Fan)

    August 12, 2014 at 6:41 am

    What a truly devastating loss; I only hope that he is at peace, and is able to find that solace in his life that he was void from. Genie, you’re free!

  19. Brenda Durham

    August 12, 2014 at 7:14 am

    The world is poorer with his passing. He was beyond talented. such a waste and so sad.

  20. CeeCee

    August 12, 2014 at 7:22 am

    How sad. May you find peace in your eternal sleep, Mr. Williams. I always looked forward to watching you on late night talk shows. You were magic.

    • CeeCee

      August 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

      I must add that he seemed like such a happy-go-lucky guy. I guess one never knows another’s private pain and anguish. It truly saddens me to think of the desperation he must have endured for having hanged himself. God bless.

  21. mgb357

    August 12, 2014 at 9:33 am

    amazing talent… so many wonderful times watching his genius at work.
    since the 70’s he entertained me and my family with so many memorable performances. rip

  22. 4ever DAYS

    August 12, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I would have liked seeing Mrs. Doubtfire watch a soap opera…I would have loved seeing RW outlive his troubles…R.I.P. Robin Williams…You were never alone.

  23. Lee

    August 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    If he felt all the love and appreciation this world had for him, he might not have hung himself. Such a sad tragedy.

  24. Christy

    August 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    so very sad. How could someone who can make so many people happy and filled with uncontrollable laughter, be so filled with pain and sadness and then to make that horrible decision to leave all of it behind. As he said himself in character in a movie, and as I said after I heard of his leaving us… Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

    I feel so fortunate to have lived a life that had Robin Williams in it, and now I’m sad that he won’t be there for the rest of it.

    • k/kay

      August 12, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Very well stated and I hope people reach out to someone tonight who is suffering from depression and let them know you care. All I can say is a line from one of my favorite movies he was in Dead Poet’s Society “Oh Captain My Captain” wish there had been a way to ease your pain this was not the answer.

    • Mary SF

      August 13, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Depression changes the way you think, no doubt in his depressed state he could not feel anything, not joy, sadness, anger or any emotion— humor requires being able to connect to your emotions and then using your intelligence to find the twist, the common experience to pull the thread to unravel the irony of it all, to create humor. I imagine for a man like him, humor being the center of his being, the core of who he was, to lose the ability to connect to that would have felt unbearable to him. I am not saying killing himself was the solution–because the depression would not have lasted, and if he had stuck in out, no doubt it would all come back to him, But depression only allows you see the world as now– and in the now, his pain, and if you have been battling depression for a long time, you just get exhausted– depression is a weariness too deep to explain to anyone who never has experienced it. He was most likely just too tired to try anymore. Most people who kill themselves don’t want to die, they just don’t want to live with the pain of emptiness– depression is like a black hole the sucks all emotions and energy out of you, you can’t feel anything– if he could feel something, he might have been able to feel the most important thing we all need and that is hope.

      • Nanci

        August 13, 2014 at 11:58 pm

        So beautifully said.
        I too think he must have fought for so long,
        and could no longer find any trace of hope.
        I used to believe the saying that God does not
        give us more than we can handle. But that obviously
        is not true for many.

  25. Sue

    August 12, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    He will of course be missed. My thoughts are with his family.

    I was looking forward to growing old with Robin, as I wish that that could also be the case with Patrick Swayze, Christopher Reeve, and John Ritter. I think that they would all have been great old geezers….walk with God, guys…I am looking forward to the old geezers movie when I (hopefully) arrive…

  26. Jimmy

    August 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Truly one of the greatest comedians and actors, and from what I’ve seen in his interviews, he seems like a great guy. He’s one of those actors who didn’t let their fame and fortune turn them into a jerk.

    He was a great entertainer, and had true talent for comedy and making people laugh and feel good… that’s the best kind of person.

    RIP Robin Williams.

  27. Betty Peacock

    August 13, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I have watched just about every Robin Williams movie. Loved his comedies, but his thrillers were fantastic, he was so good at being the bad guy, it sent chills all over. I truly hope that he is at peace. God Bless you Robin, may you RIP.

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