The World Reacts to Robin Williams' Death

Williams' legions of fans and celebrity friends paid their respects on TV and online.
2:33 | 08/12/14

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him over the years. Hearing from so many of them. Indeed we are. The tributes for robin Williams have been rolling in all night and as robin just mentioned the bench in Boston from one of his most famous scenes in the movie "Good will hunting," well, fans are writing notes in chalk in it including his line "Your move, chief." One of the many ways fans are remembering this unmatched talent this morning. Overnight hundreds of onlookers stopped by the Hollywood walk of fame leaving permanent notes and flowers, by the star of robin Williams. Eager for a chance to say good-bye to a legend. He was like a ray of sunshine in a way. Like a fuzzy teddy bear. The whole captain my captain standing on the deck. I almost felt like doing that today. Reporter: Outside the laugh factory where he first took the stage in 1982. Paul Rodriguez got choked up talking about him. I'm not the only one. Everybody in America tonight I'm sure felt like, wow, you know, you got punched in the Tom. Reporter: At the premiere of "Expendables 3" Sylvester Stallone expressed dismay. I knew robin from the '70s. It's just shocking how fragile life is. Reporter: And Henry Winkler who met Williams on the "Happy days" set -- You met him and there was a wave of warmth that swept out of him that covered you hike a blanket. We're absolutely stunned. Reporter: Conan o'brien got word of Williams passing as his show was almost done taping and came back on set with guest will Arnett to share the news with the audience. As funny as he was he's truly one of the all-time greats, he was even better as a person. He was even more fantastic as -- he was just the loveliest sweetest one of the kindest guys. Reporter: His legends of celebrity friends paying their respects. "Mork & Mindy" co-star Pam Dawber released a statement saying "I am completely and totally devastated. What more can be said." Ben stiller tweeted "A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of robin Williams heart and sale and talent" and Billy crystal tweeted simply "No words." And robin Williams was a great friend and legacy here at Disney. Our chairman and CEO bob iger saying overnight we're deeply saddened by the loss of robin Williams. A wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius. Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world's favorite characters to life. Indeed he will. Well said there by bob.

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