When I read about the death of Robin Williams yesterday, I thought it was a lie; in fact, it was the sad truth. No celebrity death has touched me this much before, and we've lost a lot of great people in the last few years.
Robin Williams was a brilliant, hilarious man, a comedic genius, a lovely soul, and a serious actor who could make you cry and laugh.
I'm shocked that he is no longer with us, that he's no longer going to make us laugh hysterically with his stand-up comedy or movies. From Mrs. Doubtfire, to Good Morning, Vietnam, to Good Will Hunting to Dead Poets Society, he was just amazing. He was really, really loved.
The only source of comfort in all of this is that we all loved and adored him, and we'll certainly remember him always. He was one of a kind.
"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien—but ended up touching every element of the human spirit." Barack Obama