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Emmy Awards tribute to be presented for Robin Williams

For those wondering if the upcoming Emmy Awards on August 25 will do something in honor of Robin Williams, the answering is a resounding yes. On Wednesday executive producer, Don Mischer, for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys stated, "Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion." Mischer further added, “we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves."

The Laugh Factory's marquee pays tribute to Robin Williams.
Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Last year at the Emmys, a number of special in memoriams were given to “Glee’s
Corey Monteith, “The Sopranos” James Gandolfini, actress Jean Stapleton, and Robin Williams’ comic idol and mentor, comedian Jonathan Winters.

Williams was found dead in his Northern California home from an apparent suicide on Monday. As people from all over the entertainment industry and beyond are still coming to terms with his unexpected death.

Other tributes have been pouring in. Broadway dimmed their lights in his honor on Wednesday for one minute starting at 7:45 p.m. E.T. The Broadway musical “Aladdin” paid their respects to Williams in a sing-a-long version after the performance Wednesday. He appeared as the genie in the 1992 animated Disney film. He’s continuing to be honored by the MLB’s San Francisco Giants, President Barack Obama, Ben Stiller, and late-night talk show hosts, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’ Brian.

No stranger to the Emmy Awards himself, Robin Williams has been nominated a total of eight times. He won two Emmys for his variety specials he did in 1987 and 1988. More recently he was nominated for his comedy special “Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction” in 2010, and his stellar guest appearance on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” back in 2008.

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards will be on a Monday night his year, August 25, on NBC at 8 p.m. E.T. Comedian and SNL alum Seth Meyers will be the awards host.

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