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Billy Crystal to host memoriam piece at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Crystal will be honoring the late Robin Williams at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Crystal will be honoring the late Robin Williams at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Comedian Billy Crystal will host a memoriam segment at this year’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Crystal will begin by honoring the late Robin Williams, according to CNN news reports. The ceremony is set to broadcast on NBC at the Nokia Theatre located in downtown Los Angeles, California on August 25.

The “When Harry Met Sally” actor will pay special homage to the beloved actor – also best friends since the pair met in the ‘80s – in addition to other celebrities who have passed away.

Comedian Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014 at his Tiburon, California home from an apparent suicide. Wife, Susan Schneider, explained that the 63 year old “Jumanji” actor was diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson’s disease; he was also dealing with depression before he hung himself.

Having battled with substance abuse since 1980, the “Night at the Museum” star checked into rehab this past July at the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center based in Minnesota for continuation of his focus to sobriety.

On August 11, 2014, it was revealed that the family of the late “Mrs. Doubtfire” was cremated and his ashes were scattered along the San Francisco Bay area, according to NBC News reports on August 22, 2014.

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” starring Robin Williams – in which the actor reprised his role as Theodore Roosevelt – is set to be released by Fox on December 19; this was one of several movie projects that Williams had completed before his untimely death.

The “Night at the Museum” film series is co-starred by lead actor, Ben Stiller.

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