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Billy Crystal offers moving moment during Emmys Robert Williams tribute (video)

The Robin Williams tribute offered by Billy Crystal had fans in the Nokia theatre tearing up and the viewers at home were very sad too. On Monday night the Primetime Emmys 2014: In Memoriam segment was an emotional moment and it shared a look at the late actor from the perspective of one of his best friends. According to Hollywood Life on Monday, the decision for Billy Crystal to be part of the show seemed perfect.

Billy Crystal offers emotional Robin Williams tribute
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Billy Crystal reflecting on Robin Williams made a point that it still feels like Williams is with us. For over 40 years the late entertainer touched the hearts of many fans and offered humor to those folks who couldn't find a reason to laugh. The choice words of Billy Crystal reminded us all that more than anything Robin Williams made everyone laugh.

“As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine — supportive, protective loving,” said Billy Crystal. “It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives.”

The death of Robin Williams happened two weeks ago and shocked the world. Even with all the humor the late actor offered, nobody was prepared for the pain that came with the announcement of his passing.

This year several prominent actors and actresses have died leaving a huge hole in Hollywood. While the inclusion of Robin Williams was confirmed in the Primetime Emmys 2014 In Memoriam segment other late entertainers were also prominently aknowledged. As with any In Memoriam segment, there seems to be so many people who have touched the lives of viewers around the world and not enough time to reflect.

Robin Williams' work is forever captured on film. And the laughs that he offered up the world can still be heard. Take a look at the video clip of Billy Crystal talking about Robin Williams.

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