Robin Williams to Be Honored by Billy Crystal at the 2014 Emmy Awards

Emmys producer Don Mischief comforts tribute to late actor

By Marc Malkin, Brett Malec Aug 20, 2014 4:29 PMTags
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Robin Williams is getting a special tribute at the 2014 Emmy Awards.

Williams' longtime friend, former Father's Day co-star and fellow comedian Billy Crystal will lead a tribute to the late actor during this Monday's awards ceremony in L.A. Emmys producer Don Mischer confirmed the news today, saying, "We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice."

Fans have been speculating about whether or not Williams would get a special in memoriam tribute at the Emmys following Hollywood's outpouring of remembrances and special wishes for the fallen star. And last week, Mischer confirmed there would be a special segment to honor the Oscar winner.

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"Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion," Mischer said in a statement. "While we are all still coming to terms with this week's tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves."

This will be the first time Crystal has spoken at length about Williams' death. Crystal did not release a statement following his passing. He simply took to Twitter several days ago to write, "No words."

Williams, 63, was found dead at his home on Aug. 11 after committing suicide.