Sad news came about on the evening of Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, as it was revealed that popular actor and comedian Robin Williams has died. He was loved by so many around the world, and celebrities knew him so well. Upon news of his death hitting mainstream media, celebs such as Steve Martin took to Twitter to express their grief and condolences.
"I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul."
In the very early afternoon on Monday, police arrived at Williams' home where he was found unconscious and not breathing. Shortly after their arrival, the police declared him dead. It is believed that he died by suicide due to asphyxia.
An investigation is still ongoing into the exact cause of Robin Williams' death, but the affection for the 63-year-old actor was immediate. Actors, sports stars, comedians, and more took to Twitter to express their sympathies and thoughts on the loss of Williams.
Here are just some of the tweets from celebrities as they react to the death of Robin Williams.
"We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile."
"So sad about Robin Williams...:("
"I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken."
"I'm in utter disbelief that Robin Williams is dead."
"I am in shock.I had never seen him happier & more positive in all the yrs I've known him. There's no one like him. Robin Williams RIP"
"His heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in Peace Robin Williams."
"O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells. Rise up, for you the flag is flung, for you the bugle trills."
"Ah Robin, I'm so sorry the earth couldn't stay worthy of you. Hope happiness awaits you."
"No! Robin Williams you were so loved."
"Robin Williams was like no other ..To watch him create on the spot was a privilege to behold.. Robin you are an angel now !!! REST IN PEACE"
"Robin Williams has died and I am very sad. From every comedian here at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we salute him & we say goodbye"
"Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP."