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Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 - Celebrities React on Twitter

Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 - Celebrities React on Twitter

Robin Williams undoubtedly had a profound impact on Hollywood over the years, and celebrities are taking to Twitter to express their sadness over his sudden death at the age of 63.

The legendary actor’s on-screen daughter from Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson, was one of the first to address the tragic loss.

“Very sad, very upset, very glad I did not have to hear about this though Twitter. Probably going to be taking some time off it for a while,” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, his License to Wed co-star Mandy Moore wrote, “Honored to have worked w such a bright light and brilliant man. Love and prayers to his family and friends. #RIPRobinWilliams”

Our thoughts are with Robin‘s family and friends during this difficult time. In case you missed it, read the heartbreaking statement from his loving wife Susan Schneider. You can see below for more reactions from stars:

Miley Cyrus: “I can’t take the Robin Williams news. I’ve never cried over someone I’ve never met but I can’t stop”

Katy Perry: “So sad about Robin Williams…”

Lindsay Lohan: “Mr. Williams visited me the first day of filming The Parent Trap. I will never forget his kindness. What an enormous loss. My condolences.”

Click inside to see more celebrity reactions to Robin Williams’ death…

Editor’s note: Keep refreshing for updates.

Jared Leto: “Thank you to the beautifully original + brave artist that is #RobinWilliams. You taught us how to stand on the edge, fearless, + shine.”

Sophia Bush: “Robin Williams … You were an idol and an inspiration. As a child I began to dream of making movies because I watched yours, wide eyed and amazed. Your genius will be sorely missed, dear sir. #RIP”

Kelly Clarkson: “Devastating finding out about @robinwilliams today. He was an amazing talent and incredibly sweet. So sad.”

Maria Shriver: “Robin Williams made us all laugh. He was a kind man. I wish him peace and his family comfort.”

Kristin Chenoweth: “o no. Don’t let this be. RIP my dear Robin.”

Sia: “Robin Williams, a gift to the world. So very very sad. My love and condolences to his family. He is awake, and we are all still sleeping.”

Jenna Ushkowitz:”heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams passing. My heart goes out to his friends and family. We lost a legend today.”

Josh Groban: “Stunned. Devastated. I treasure my time with him. Robin was and will always be an original and a brilliant kind soul.”

Emmy Rossum: “7 years old w/ a single mom the first time I saw #MrsDoubtfire. Made me feel better about being from an unconventional family. Love is love.”

Scott Porter: “In laughter. In song. In wonder. In awe. I marveled at the wonderful #RobinWilliams over time. So many prayers for him and his family.”

Grant Gustin: “RIP Robin Williams.. So fucking horrible. I will always cherish so many performances..”

Ellen DeGeneres: “I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken.”

John Cusack: “RIP mr Williams – beyond great talent -such a kind and lovely person”

Italia Ricci:“RIP RW. My ❤️ goes to his friends & family. If you or someone you love needs to talk, National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.”

Anna Kendrick: “O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells. Rise up, for you the flag is flung, for you the bugle trills.”

Jake Robinson: “So saddened by the sudden and much to soon loss of Robin Williams. His work was an inspiration. RIP”

Zachary Levi: “My thoughts & prayers are with Robin Williams family & friends. He inspired so much of who I am and what I do. I will miss him greatly.”

Steve Martin: “I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.”

Phoebe Tonkin: “Speechless. RIP Robin Williams. You were one of my heroes. There are no words. My Thoughts are with his family. x”

Matt Lauria: “incomparable. irreplaceable.”

Bryan Greenberg: “Robin Williams had such comedic gifts. But I will always remember him for Good Will Hunting. #RIPRobinWilliams”

Steven R. McQueen: “Such sad news. R.I.P…”

Meghan Markle: “RIP Robin Williams. I knew him briefly but am so grateful to have met him and to have broken bread with him. Such a loss…”

Michael Malarkey: “So sad to hear the news about Robin Williams. Such a brilliant mind and inspirational talent. You will be greatly missed.”

Kevin Zegers: “What a tragic loss. Thoughts and prayers to Robin Williams’ family.”

Jack Osbourne: “RIP @robinwilliams you will be missed. Thank you for making us all laugh for so long.”

Amber Riley: “This is a sad sad day #ripRobinWilliams you just never know…”

Cara Santana: “It’s always the most beautiful people gone too soon. @robinwilliams you were a man who brought smiles to so many. I hope you’re at peace.”

Josh Gad: “My hero. My idol. My friend. I’m sick and shocked. Goodbye #RobinWilliams. You are now for the ages.”

Mia Farrow: “No! Robin Williams you were so loved.”

Jamie Chung: “Say it ain’t so…. #robinwilliams”

Dane Cook: “I’m in utter disbelief that Robin Williams is dead.”

Melissa Joan Hart: “Beyond upset about one of my idols passing away tragically!! RIP Robin Williams”

Logan Lerman: “Devastated. Robin Williams was a personal hero of mine. Gonna miss him a lot.”

Jenny McCarthy: “RIP to one of the greatest comedic and dramatic actors of our time. We will miss you. #NaNuNaNu”

Alexa Vega: “I can’t believe this. RIP Robin Williams. This is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.”

Tony Goldwyn: “RIP @robinwilliams What a tragic loss! You were the brightest of lights!!! #inspiration2usall”

George Lopez: ” Robin Williams ~ Vaya Con Dios my friend , I love you”

Fran Drescher: “So sad Robin Williams died :( We did 2 films 2gether. He ws a very lovely man & kind caring person. My heart goes out 2 his loved ones.”

Sophie Turner: “No no no no no. Oh my gosh. So so sad. #riprobinwilliams”

Kathy Griffin: “I met this sweet, generous & brilliant man Robin Williams in 1991. Here we are with HIS idol Jonathan Winters. #RIP”

Jaimie Alexander: “I’m just hearing about Robin Williams. Extremely saddened. RIP”

Jon Cryer: “We will try to carry on, but it won’t be any fun without you. #RIPRobinWilliams”

Pink: “My prayers+sad heart are with Robin Williams’ family tonight. Only met him once, but it was one of the most enjoyable moments of my life RIP. He gave so many of us so much joy. I hope he knew that deeply.”

Rashida Jones: “Devastated by the news…”

Laura Vandervoort: “I’m in such shock. RIP Robin Williams. You made us all smile.”

Matthew Morrison: “Nooooo, @robinwilliams One of the most talented and creative people that ever lived. RIP”

Lea Thompson: “So sad to hear another great is gone..Rest in Peace beautiful @robinwilliams”

Shannen Doherty: “Terrible news about Robin Williams. Thoughts and prayers for his loved ones and friends”

Kevin McHale: “Can not believe this news. Robin Williams was such an immense talent, comedic & dramatic. We lost a legend today. Just shocked.”

Robin Roberts: “At a time like this it’s hard to find the words…thank you Robin Williams for the laughter and so much more. Prayers for his family. #RIP”

Brad Paisley: “Devastated right now. Loved you Robin”

Sean Hayes: “There’s a few less laughs today. My heart goes out to @robinwilliams and his family.”

Darren Criss: “Deeply sad to hear Robin Williams has left us. Thank you for the inspiration, man- I wouldn’t be doing what I do now if it weren’t for you.”

Jared Padalecki: “RIP Robin Williams. Your work has brought joy and laughter to millions of people. May you find your deserved solace in the next life.”

Rachel Dratch: “Uh uh. No. Don’t want this to be true about Robin Williams. Inspired everyone I know. THE Improviser. :(”

Debby Ryan: “Saddened by loss of Robin Williams; praying for his loved ones. Legacies of lightness are sometimes left by people with the heaviest hearts.”

Lenny Kravitz: “Robin Williams, it was an honor to know you. #restinpeace”

Josh Henderson: “Wow terrible news. One of my all time favorites has passed. He was a genius and an inspiration #ripRobinWilliams”

Michelle Rodriguez: “Robbin Williams name etched throughout my mind made me cry laugh and think you’ll be missed”

Sarah Hyland: “I can’t handle this today. I will forever remember this moment as losing my childhood. Robin Williams was my hero and idol growing up. RIP.”

Mandy Moore
: “Honored to have worked w such a bright light and brilliant man. Love and prayers to his family and friends. #RIPRobinWilliams”

Brenda Song: “In shock.. R.I.P Robin Williams”

Brooke Burke: “Such tragic news – Robin Williams died today. Our hearts go out to his friends and family. You will be truly missed”

Minnie Driver: “My Heart’s broken. Robin was a beautiful, kind soul. Can’t bear that he’s gone. So incredibly sorry for his family.”

Christina Perri: “oh my god, i am in complete shock over robin williams. what a tragedy. what a beautiful man. so sad. so epicly sad.”

Ali Larter: “Devastating loss. Our hearts go to Robin Williams family.”

Jimmy Kimmel: “Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you’re sad, please tell someone.”

Joel McHale: “RIP @robinwilliams You were one of the very best that ever was. You were one of my heroes. #RobinWilliams”

Hilary Duff: “My heart hurts for the Williams family. So so sad :( we love you robin! We love you mrs doubtfire!!”

Danneel Harris-Ackles: “So very sad today about the Great Mr. Williams.:-( thoughts and prayers to his family.”

Nolan Gerard Funk: “Such sadness for the loss of a childhood hero. Prayers for @zeldawilliams and her family.”

Camilla Belle: “Just so sad…grew up watching him… #RIPRobinWilliams”

Lyndsy Fonseca: “my love to u Z and the rest of the Williams family. What an incredible man who inspired so many. Prayers are with you. sending love.”

Lori Loughlin: “I’m shocked and saddened over the loss of Robin Williams. I had the great pleasure of working with him on Old Dogs. #RobinWilliams”

Goldie Hawn: “Oh Robin…Our hearts are broken. Rest in peace darling. We loved you.”

Emmy Rossum: “I am so heartbroken. Robin Williams was a light in my childhood. Rest in peace.”

Eva Longoria: “#RIP Robin Williams…you will be remembered by many…”

Audra McDonald: “Robin Williams. Stunned…just stunned. RIP you brilliant brilliant man.”

Lucy Hale: “The world is a lot less funny today. Prayers with Robins loved ones. RIP.”

Wndi McLendon-Covey
: “I’m shocked. This can’t be happening! What a huge loss. #robinwilliams”

Bob Saget: “His heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in Peace Robin Williams.”

Abbie Cornish: “What a beautiful and talented life Robin Williams had. The joy and the life he shared with us all is truly a gift beyond words. RIP Robin.”

Alyssa Milano: “Robin Williams! Your work! Your heart! Your brain! So much left for you to do. So much more to love you for! Heartbroken. Rest in peace.”

Kelly Osbourne: “@zeldawilliams I will never forget what your father did for my mum when she was sick. Just know I love you & I’m here if you need me. 😘”

Mario Lopez: “Had the pleasure of interviewing Robin Williams recently and was absolutely the nicest & funniest guy. So cool & humble… Very saddened by the news.. God Bless his family #RIP”

Carson Daly: “In shock about Robin Williams. Praying for his family and hoping his soul finds peace. It’s just so sad and hard to fathom.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “It’s the mark of a true artist. I never knew him but I’m heartbroken by his passing. RIP Robin Williams.”

Steve Carell: “Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP.”

Joey King: “Just found out a worldly loved man has left this earth today. I’m so terribly sad. Admired him greatly RIP Robin Williams ’”"

Harry Shum Jr: “I was partially raised by Robin Williams films. I would come home to watch “Mrs. Doubtfire” everyday after school as I found comfort in the soft spoken Euphegenia Doubtfire, dear. My first speech in junior high was an excerpt from “Good Morning Vietnam” that I carry with me”

Jim Gaffigan: “I didn’t know I could be so sad, angry, stunned and grateful at the same time. RIP Robin Williams. If you are in pain please seek help.”

Shane West: “My thoughts and prayers to Z and family and friends. This isn’t right. I love you all. RIPRobin ….”

Evan Rachel Wood: “Absolutely stunned and heartbroken. I dont know what to say. He was a huge part of my childhood. #RIPRobinWillams”

Mindy Kaling: “I am named after a character from a Robin Williams TV show when my parents still lived in Africa. He meant so much, to so many, so far away.”

Emily VanCamp: “Truly heartbreaking news #RIPRobinWilliams”

Odette Annable: “Just landed in Vancouver and heard about the loss of Robin Williams. What a sad day. Thank you Robin for the laughs, tears and inspiration.”

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  • ck

    I’m begging you. No quotes from the Kardashians and their ilk. Let’s honor Mr Williams memory instead…

  • Rach

    @ck: i have to agree!

  • dharius

    The world is BROKEN… it just doesn’t work anymore.

    And now we live in a world without Robin Williams… it’s all so wrong.

  • Lizzie

    I’m stunned..loved his characters. RIP Mr Williams

  • Shame

    And Miley still manages to make it all about her.

  • Sayer

    I really wish the Virus Cyrus hadn’t said anything.

  • canadadawn

    We lost a wonderful manwe well all miss you

  • Effy

    @Shame: Agreed.

  • Tracy

    The tragedy isn’t that Robin is gone as much as his every, single day tenuous grip to not leave…The sadness & loneliness that is suicide.

    Sincere sympathy to his family & close friends. You must be devestated.

    I watched & followed his career from the start. So very, very gutted.


  • Anthony

    @Shame, @Effy and Sayer: You guys are really mad because Miley said she was crying over Robin’s death? What she can’t mourn over someone who happened to be a favorite actor of a lot of people who were her age as a child or mourn like the rest of the celebrities tweeting? Please, find something better to do with your time instead of bashing celebrities you don’t happened to like over every little thing that they do. All you’re doing is giving a celebrity you claim to hate more attention.

  • LOLA

    @Renner4Real JEREMY RENNER TWIIT THIS: A huge loss to this generation and more importantly his loved ones… My condolences . Rest in peace to you RW. #robinwilliams #comicgenius. R.I.P

  • http://jjohnsttone222 Jude Johnstone

    At a Bruce Springsteen show at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles in the 80s, Robin was there ushering people into Clarence Clemons backstage dressing room saying, “Hughes, party of four! Right this way!” that sort of thing and it was hilarious to watch if you were there. Clarence got a real laugh out of it and if he were here, I know he would mention it so I am mentioning it for him. RIP. Both of you.

  • Kristie

    I can not believe one of my favourite comedian actors died today. I feel like a piece of my childhood is missing. He always made me laugh when I saw his movies. I loved all his movies but my favourite movies are: Jack, Mrs. Doubtfire, License to Wed, Night at the Museum 1 and 2, Aladdin 1 and 3, Old Dogs, RV, Happy Feet 1 and 2, Dead Poet’s Society, Flubber, Jumanji, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Hook, and Popeye. I will always remember him. I am so sorry to his family and friends for your loss.

  • julian

    RIP-BREAKING NEWS: Actor Robin Williams Found Dead In His Home; Suicide Suspected

  • justine

    My heart is broken. Mrs. Doubtfire, RV, Jumanji, Night at the Museum, Jack, Good Will Hunting, the world certainly won’t be the same. I remember reading a story about Robin dressing as his goofy character from Nine Months to go and visit Christopher Reeve in the hospital after his accident to cheer him up. He was a nice man and very special to the world.
    Rest in peace, Robin, we’ll miss you.

  • Marlene

    My heart is sadden and broken when I heard of this beautiful person Robin Williams passing today, I loved all your movies, I couldn’t wait to see you when you were on several TV daytime and evening shows. You will be sorely missed, my heart goes out to your family and friends.

  • hurt

    Those fuqrs! They killed him! Why? Why why why why why? Why couldn’t it have been a Kardashian or Justin bieber or jay-z and beyonce? Or that fake black barbie? Why Robin Williams?

  • Gyatt

    All those feelings he gave us, all the laugh and sadness, joy or sorrow i felt during watching his movies are coming back right now. Im crying since i first heard it in the news. Oh Captain, my Captain, Rest in Peace. Nanu nanu

  • melissa

    I don’t think I ever cried harder about a celebrity passing away. I absolutely love Robin Williams. I grew up watching Mork & Mindy… I remember watching it when I was three years old. He was favorite actor of all time. He was a great comedic but even better, in my opinion, at serious roles and definitely changed the way I saw things in life in some of those roles. I am so sad to hear he passed away.

    “What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.” – Patch Adams

  • tess

    @dharius: I agree, the world is broken. There’s no happiness without togetherness.


    Wow, why didn’t they say this to him before he committed suicide, maybe he would have changed his mind if he would be missed that much.

  • Mary

    @ck: AMEN!!!

  • MJ

    I always thought he was wound too tight. His improv, his actions. He was a ticking time bomb. So sad that he couldn’t find inner peace, and deal with his demons, so he could continue to entertain all. He had a gift unfortunately it was too much for him. RIP Mr. Williams, we will never forget you.

  • ray garey

    The day the laughter died.

  • Dieter

    LINDSAY LOHAN made the best statement !!!! Robin recognised her talent and hard working attitude !!!

  • Emily

    this rips my heart more than literally ripping your heart out, R.I.P Robin williams I’m now sobbing

  • Tristan


    same here man, I shed a couple tears, first time in a long time. It’s ok to cry about things like this though. :(

  • http://@Zwelephew Zwelethu

    Eish #i don’t believe this really… Like like Robbin William ?? Why HIM

  • Betty the Baker

    I, as many am totally devastated over Robin’s death. Of all the people in the world, I would have never expected him to end his life so abruptly. He seemed so happy, always smiling and joking, whenever you saw him on TV, or being interviewed. As the saying goes, “The Tears of a Clown.” You just never know how someone really feels inside. He was such a brilliant person. He made so many of us laugh and cry just by being himself and the many characters that he portrayed. He seemed like the type of person that fit in anywhere he went, just like a pair of worn in shoes, so comfortable to be around. You could tell by his many good deeds, just what a wonderful, compassionate, caring man he was. He was so unique, one of a kind and he will be truly missed by many, for decades to come. May his many,many wonderous works live on forever. RIP until we meet in the great heavens above. I so look forward to meeting you. My heart and prayers go out to his fine family and friends who loved him dearly.
    From the bottom of my heart, my condolences,
    Betty the Baker,
    LAC Charlemont, Massachusetts 01339

  • jaybird369

    Mr. Robin Williams…sadly, Good-Bye. Robin…you were a comedy GENIUS and a comedy LEGEND!!!!! Thank You. The world will NEVER be the same without you!!!!! NaNuNaNu. Rest In Peace. Amen.