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Robin Williams Emmy tribute: Billy Crystal gives emotional tribute

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Tonight at the 2014 Emmy Awards Billy Crystal was in charge of the extremely emotional tribute to Robin Williams. On Monday, ABC News shared about this big tribute that everyone had been waiting to hear tonight. Sara Bareilles sang "Smile" and then Billy Crystal came on stage after her performance.

Billy Crystal had great thing to say about his friend. He spoke out saying, "He made us laugh hard, every time you saw him. His brilliance was astounding... I used to think if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds I would be OK. As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could imaging. It's very hard to talk about him in the past, he was so present in all our lives … for 40 years he was the brightest stars in the comedy galaxy." It was obvious that he loved and missed Robin Williams.

After the he said that his "beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever, the glow will be so bright it will warm your heart." Viewers got to see a few of Robin Williams performances that were shared in a clip as well. Billy Crystal was the perfect person to give this speech tonight at the 2014 Emmy Awards. It was a great way to pay tribute so such an amazing actor and comedian.