As news of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide quickly spread online tonight, fellow comedians took to Twitter to express their deep sadness and to encourage us to treat depression seriously. Below is a selection of those tweets. Williams was 63.
My mother committed suicide at 63 as well. But she wasnt nearly as funny. So long, Robin Williams. Very fucking nice guy.
— Doug Stanhope (@DougStanhope) August 11, 2014
I got to meet Robin years ago at @ucbtla & he was humble, gracious, sweet & hadn't turned into a "famous person". Always a comic.
— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) August 11, 2014
So absolutely, completely heartbreaking. RIP Robin Williams.
— Eugene Mirman (@EugeneMirman) August 11, 2014
Before you cry selfishness, remember that depression is a disease. It too can be caused by genetics or lifestyle. And it has a death toll.
— Ben Roy (@benroy00) 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
Very sad to hear about Robin Williams. He brought so much laughter and joy into this world. You will always be remembered as a legend. RIP
— Ellen DeGenres (@TheElIIenShow) August 11, 2014
I am so sorry about Robin. He was sweet and generous and kind as well as a comedic genius. This is just terrible news. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) August 11, 2014
Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you're sad, please tell someone.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams ~ Vaya Con Dios my friend , I love you
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) August 11, 2014
Such a sweet kind guy. Tragic pic.twitter.com/xL1Kw1jx5L
— Gary Gulman (@GaryGulman) August 11, 2014
I'll miss you, Pahpoh. You were such a part of all of our lives. There will never be another you. A sad, sad day. #RobinWilliams
— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) August 11, 2014
I'm trying to express in text, my sadness at the loss of Robin Williams. Deep sorrow and disbelief are keeping the words away.
— Jeff Dunham (@jeffdunham) August 11, 2014
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 11, 2014
Shocked by the news of Robin Williams passing. Rest in peace my friend
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams dropped into the meltdown last year. He was kind & excited & wonderful & absolutely hilarious. RIP. This truly sucks.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 11, 2014
RIP Robin Williams hope daddy and Carlin were there to greet you. My heart is broken.
— Rain Pryor (@RainPryor) August 11, 2014
working w/ Robin Williams was highlight of my life. He was one of the nicest, most generous humans I've ever met. RIP pic.twitter.com/Pgd73TB6YU
— Matt Oswalt (@Puddinstrip) August 11, 2014