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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.

Christopher Reeve's Family Honors Longtime Friend Robin Williams After His Tragic Death

The family of Christopher Reeve, famous actor who passed away in 2004, honored Robin Williams after his tragic death with a statement.

Robin and Christopher were longtime friends – the two were aspiring actors and roommates at Juilliard back in the ’70s.

“For Robin, our dad was ‘Brother Reeve.’ Robin was a light in our family for as long as we can remember. He and Dad made each other laugh, and they stood by each other to the end. Our hearts ache for his family,” the statement to People said.

“The Reeve family, like many, will remember Robin for the humor, energy and brightness he brought into our lives through the screen. We will cherish him, though, for the quiet and unwavering support he showed our family through the hardest times. The world knew Robin as a comedic titan, but to our family, he was simply one of our Dad’s dearest friends. From the moment they were classmates at Juilliard, their friendship transformed into a brotherhood that was built on a mutual admiration for the theater, the arts and, most importantly, laughter,” the statement continued.

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Famous 'Good Will Hunting' Bench Memorialized After Robin Williams' Death (Photo)

The famous bench from Robin Williams‘ movie Good Will Hunting has been memorialized after his tragic death yesterday.

A Twitter user posted a picture of the sidewalk chalk artwork which read famous quotes from the movie including “Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl” and “Your move, chief.”

Check out a clip from Good Will Hunting on the famous bench below in a scene featuring Robin and Matt Damon.

Robin‘s role in Good Will Hunting earned him an Oscar. Tributes for Robin have also popped up outside of the Boulder home where the ’80s television series Mork & Mindy filmed, the Mrs Doubtfire home in San Francisco, and more.

Our continued thoughts go out to Robin‘s family and loved ones during this difficult time.


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Sally Field Mourns 'Mrs Doubtfire' Co-Star Robin Williams: 'He Was One of a Kind'

Sally Field released a statement about the devastating death of her Mrs. Doubtfire co-star Robin Williams.

“I feel stunned and so sad about Robin,” the 67-year-old actress said (via ET). “I’m sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family. And I’m sad for Robin. He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long…. tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace.”

Mara Wilson, who played Robin‘s young daughter in the film, also took to Twitter to share her devastation.

“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,” Mara wrote.

Our continued thoughts go out to Robin‘s loved ones during this horrible time.

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