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Zelda Williams Thanks Fans for Donating in Her Dad's Memory

Zelda Williams has taken to her Twitter account to send out another message following the tragic death of her father Robin Williams.

“Thank you to all those donating to @StJude in memory of my father. I’m overwhelmed. The charity meant the world to him, as it does to me,” the 25-year-old actress wrote. “Knowing that so many children will be helped in his honor is all I could’ve asked for. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.”

Zelda previously tweeted out a touching quote last night hours after her dad’s death.

Here is a statement released by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: “Mr. Williams generously gave his time to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude and for our patients battling childhood cancer. His humor brought bright smiles and laughter to our patients and families and his generosity deeply touched the hearts of all who knew him. He and his family remain in our thoughts and prayers.”

Go to StJude.org right now to donate in Robin’s memory.

Disney Paints the Genie in the Stars for a Robin Williams Tribute

The Walt Disney Company has released an incredibly touching tribute to the late Robin Williams – a photo of his Aladdin character Genie painted in the stars.

The photo includes a caption that is a statement from Robert Iger, the chairman and CEO of Walt Disney: “We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world’s favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC’s Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney’s Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin’s friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time.”

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Matt Damon Releases a Statement on Robin Williams' Death

Matt Damon has broken his silence on the death of his Good Will Hunting co-star Robin Williams with a touching statement.

Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him,” the 43-year-old actor said in a statement provided to JustJared.com.

“I truly hope the people in the media can find it within themselves to give his family some privacy during this horrible time,” he added.

Matt and Robin both won Academy Awards for the beloved 1997 movie - Matt for Best Original Screenplay and Robin for Best Supporting Actor.

Make sure to check out the touching statement that Ben Affleck released as well.

Koko the Gorilla's Tribute to Robin Williams is Incredibly Moving

Robin Williams was invited to meet Koko the Gorilla, who is fluent in American sign language, back in 2001 and they immediately formed a connection and became friends.

The late actor described the meeting as “unforgettable” and The Gorilla Foundation‘s president Dr. Penny Patterson said that “Koko instantly connected with Robin.”

When news of his death was announced, Patterson was with Koko and phone calls started to pour in.

“After the first call, Koko came to Dr. Patterson with an inquiring look on her face. Dr. Patterson explained that ‘we have lost a dear friend, Robin Williams.’ Koko was quiet and looked very thoughtful,” the foundation told Buzzfeed. “Koko became very somber, with her head bowed and her lip quivering.”

They added that Koko signed the words for “woman” and “crying” after overhearing an emotional conversation that Dr. Patterson was having. See the photos below to see the moment.


Koko’s Tribute to Robin Williams
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ABC News Apologizes for Live Stream of Robin Williams' Home

ABC News has issued an apology after the network used a live stream video of Robin Williams‘ home during its coverage of his death on Monday (August 11).

The network used graphics to show that it “live aerials” of the late actor’s home and angry viewers took to social media to show their disgust after the Williams family asked for privacy.

“When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately,” the network unit said in a statement (via Variety). “Our intention was not to be insensitive to his family, friends and fans, and for that we apologize.”

Robin Williams Preliminary Cause of Death: Asphyxia Due to Hanging

A press conference is currently being held to answer questions about Robin Williams‘ sudden death, which was believed to be suspected suicide by asphyxia after preliminary reports.

The 63-year-old beloved actor, comedian, and multi-award winning actor had an examination performed today, which revealed his cause of death to be asphyxia due to hanging by a belt in the preliminary autopsy. Details are still being worked out.

Toxicology will be run to see if chemicals were in the body at the time of death.

Robin was found by his assistant with a belt around his neck in a seated position with cut marks around his wrists. Police have not commented if a note was found at the scene.

The time of death is not known. Robin‘s wife Susan Schneider last saw her husband at 10:30 pm on Sunday evening, and left the house before seeing him in the morning.

The final cause and manner of death will be revealed in several weeks. This is just an initial cause of death based on preliminary observations. All of this information came from the press conference held today.

Robin was found dead in his home mid-day yesterday. After news broke, the outpouring of love and memorials on social media over took the web.

Our continued thoughts go out to Robin‘s family and friends during this time.

Ben Affleck Remembers 'Good Will Hunting' Co-Star Robin Williams with Touching Tribute

Ben Affleck has posted a tribute to Robin Williams after his tragic passing yesterday at the age of 63.

“Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams,” Ben posted on Facebook.

Ben and Robin co-starred in Good Will Hunting, for which Robin received an Oscar for his performance.

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