Family members have been arriving in town ahead of what we've been told will be a very private memorial being planned by the actor's widow, Susan Schneider, in the Bay Area.
"It's not official yet, but that's the plan," a source told E! News Wednesday. "It will be small. They were both very private people."
Schneider, Williams' third wife, married the Oscar winner in 2011. He has three children—Zak, Zelda and Cody—from his two previous marriages. Zak flew into the Bay Area from New York City this morning.
Williams committed suicide on Monday, his death ultimately caused by asphyxia due to hanging, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Department.
In the wake of his sudden passing, which also left fans and fellow entertainers the world over reeling from the shock, Schneider said in a statement, "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
In keeping with that spirit, the source also says that some sort of benefit night of comedy for the public, to be held at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, is also in the works for sometime in the next few weeks, but nothing has been finalized.
The scheduled Tuesday night show at Throckmorton was canceled out of respect for Williams, who in addition to being a Hollywood legend was a beloved local celebrity.
"We are in deep mourning for our dear friend and incredible human being, Robin Williams. Tomorrow's "Mark Pitta & Friends" show has been cancelled," the theater said in announcing its decision. "We ask for your understanding at this time."
Speaking of which, homegrown mega-corporation Apple—which utilizes one of the lessons that English teacher John Keating gives to his students in Dead Poets Society in its "and you may contribute a verse" commercial for the iPad Air—posted its own tribute to the actor today on its site.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Robin Williams. He inspired us through his passion, his generosity, and the gift of laughter. He will be greatly missed," the epitaph reads.
Seriously, that commerical—which already tugged at the heart strings before Williams' passing—is positively crushing in hindsight.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).