Updated: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT
Robin Williams dies at age of 63: Hollywood pays tribute

Robin Williams: Hollywood's heartfelt tributes

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The entertainment world is reeling from the shock of Robin Williams’ passing. The 63-year-old Oscar winner was found dead in what police said was a suspected suicide at his home in California.

Best known for films including Good Will Hunting (which won him his Academy Award), Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and Mrs Doubtfire, he had been grappling with severe depression recently, according to his press representative.

In a statement his wife Susan Schneider (far left) said: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings.”

She added: "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."

Robin's 25-year-old daughter Zelda also paid tribute to her father in a touching Instagram post.

The actress shared a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book The Little Prince.

"You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them... In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing.

"And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you - will have the stars that can laugh."

She followed the quote with the words: "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up. Z."

Read on for more tributes to the late, great Robin Williams including one from President Obama

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