President Obama and celebrities react to Robin Williams death

Reactions to the death of US comedian Robin Williams have been pouring in from the prominent figures around the world.

Even President Barack Obama joined in, after the news of  Williams' death broke on Tuesday morning (Aug 12). 

In a statement released by the White House, President Obama remembered Williams as a man who had seemingly unlimited talent and was someone who was willing to share those talents "to those who needed it most."

The full statement:

Other celebrities have also come out to express their condolences to the man who best known for almost manic comedic style.

Steve Martin:

The two comedy heavyweights shared a Broadway stage together in 1988 when they each had part in the play "Waiting for Godot."

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres:


Henry Winkler or also known as "Fonzie" from his days as a character in the popular TV sitcom "Happy Days".

He also made an appearance as "Fonzie" in the first episode of Williams' first show "Mork and Mindy" in 1978. 



Poignantly, Williams' last Instagram post is a touching picture of him and his daughter Zelda Williams when she was a baby. He was wishing her a happy 25th birthday.



Robin Williams was 63.

Source: Twitter, Instagram

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