"I've never known a sweeter, brighter, more considerate person than Robin. Robin's commitment as an artist to lifting our mood and making us happy is compared to none. He loved us all, and we loved him back."
"Heartbroken. Thanks chief—for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams."
"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 he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most—from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin's family, his friends and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams."
"Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP."
"I am just one of many actors that you've worked with, and you changed our lives. And I am just one of the millions of people around the world that will forever miss you. Rest in peace, Robin. See you in Neverland."
"RIP Robin. I will always remember you as one hell of a friend. I love you and will miss you terribly."
"One day in 1995 while riffing in the character of a snobby French toy store owner, Robin made me laugh so hard and so long that I cried. It seemed to please him to no end. Yesterday I cried again at the thought that he was gone. What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent and astounding intellect, was his huge heart—his tremendous kindness, generosity and compassion as an acting partner, colleague and fellow traveler in a difficult world. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and family."
"Robin Williams was my hero long before I had the incredible luck to work with him on Aladdin. As a child I had a Mork doll, and when I moved to Los Angeles as a teenager to pursue my acting career, the first thing I did was put a Dead Poets Society poster up in my room. Landing the role of Aladdin and having a chance to share a recording booth with the legend himself was one of the great experiences of my life. When we first met, he shook my hand and said, "I'll be your Genie." And he really was, because working with him was magical."
"My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams. To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration, but he was the father I had always dreamed of having. There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him. I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on. And to his family, I thank them for letting us know him and seeing the joy they brought him. Us crazy ones love you."
"I saw him onstage the very first time he auditioned at the Improv in Los Angeles, and we have been friends ever since. It's a very sad day."
"Robin Williams changed my life. He was a great actor and a generous person. Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate college. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others as he supported me. He will forever be missed."
"I never worked with him. I was lucky enough to meet him. The times I met him, he stopped by UCB [Upright Citizens Brigade] one time, he did a cameo on SNL another time, and he was really lovely. It's really sad. It's really heartbreaking. He was such an important person to myself and a lot of the people who work on my show, to everyone in comedy."
"Honored to have worked with such a bright light and brilliant man. Love and prayers to his family and friends. #RIPRobinWilliams."
"I'm stunned and so sad about Robin. I'm sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family. And I'm sad for Robin. He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long...tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace."
"Heart broken!!! #RIP Robin Williams!! Praying for your family on such a sad day. You've given so much joy to so many. Devastating we lost u."
"Your humor, like hot jazz, was topped by your sensitivity, compassion & kindness. Standing on my desk for you, always. #RIPRobinWilliams."
"You are loved Robin, and will be missed."
"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. He was one of the loveliest and sweetest and kindest guys I've ever worked with. Just such a soft, warm, emotionally sweet guy. It's a major, major loss for everybody."
"He was one of my favorite people. #RobinWilliams."
"When I worked at the factory I dreamed I worked with Robin Williams and he was kind and hilarious but real life Robin was even better. #RIP."
"One of my all time favourites. Movies I grew up watching over and over again. A genius that will be so missed. R.I.P. Robin Williams."
"I am deeply saddened. He was a lovely man who would keep everyone laughing even if he wasn't feeling good himself. RIP Robin Williams."
"Today we lost a true artist. My prayers are with the family of Robin Williams. We are forever grateful for the joy he brought into the world."
"The talent was legendary. But equally inspiring, perhaps more so, was his kindness and humanity. A gentle soul who touched us all. A very special man, and our hearts are broken."