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Celebrities react to the death of Robin Williams

Robin Williams
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Oscar winner and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday, August 11, 2014. The death has been confirmed by multiple media sources as well as the Marin County Sheriff's office. A preliminary coroner's report indicated the matter was being investigated as a suicide, and that Williams had died from asphyxiation. While news continues to pour in, fans and entertainers from around the world are reacting to this sad news.

Media reports, and his own statements, confirmed over the years that the actor struggled with both addiction problems and depression. As the circumstances of his death become more clear, it appears we lost Williams to mental illness. Williams was a standup comedian who rose to fame as the male lead on "Mork & Mindy," and would go on to touch many lives over the years. Williams played some of the most memorable characters portrayed on screen, including surprisingly serious and dark turns, considering his roots.

Williams was a master at his craft who was beloved by millions, and the world's thoughts are with his family and friends. Here's just some of the condolences being shared by celebrities across Twitter, the most poignant of which may be a series of photos posted by his recent "The Crazy Ones" costar, Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Morgan Freeman

Minnie Driver

Ellen DeGeneres

Jeremy Renner

Lena Dunham

Nick Lachey

Joel McHale


Steve Martin

Jamie Kennedy

Margaret Cho

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