Musicians React to the Death of Robin Williams
The world stopped yesterday to honor the great Robin Williams upon the news of his sudden passing at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide. Williams, known for his iconic roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting and countless others, clearly inspired and touched the entire world of entertainment as you will see below. Everyone from Questlove to Huey Lewis chimed in on the actor's passing on Twitter.
In the coming days, you'll read thousands of words honoring the man that was Adrian, Maguire, Mork and Keating, but the best tribute comes from his peers and those he inspired along the way. Check it out below.
So sad about Robin Williams. RIP.— nathan followill (@doctorfollowill) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams. A devastating loss. Not only one of the brightest talents of our generation, but a wonderful guy as well. - Huey
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) August 12, 2014
We lost 1 of the most beloved & genius comedians today. There's no one like Robin Williams. He always brought joy 2 our hearts. #rip #LoVE
— Boyd Tinsley (@bt_dmb) August 12, 2014
Just awoke to the news of Robin Williams's passing...I don't even know what to say. Terrible news. RIP, Robin. Thank you...
— Patrick Hallahan (@patrickhallahan) August 11, 2014
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
The first thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was Robin Williams’ inhabiting of Popeye. #RIPRobinWilliams
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) August 12, 2014
holy shit. R.I.P. robn williams. grew up with that man, what beautiful gifts he gave to us
— Flea (@flea333) August 11, 2014
Such a tragic loss. I will always have amazing memories of @RobinWilliams. Respect and love goes out to his family.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) August 11, 2014
Goodbye and God bless Robin Williams peace and love R
— Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic) August 11, 2014
R.I.P. Robin Williams. A kind and generous man.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) August 11, 2014
RIP fellow Illinois Entertainer-In-Arms Robin Williams. Thankyou for bringing joy to so many with ur peerless wit. #DeadPoetsSocietyRules
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) August 12, 2014