The world lost a legend on Monday when Robin Williams was pronounced dead. According to a report from CNN, it’s believed that the Chicago native took his own life. The comedian and actor was just 63 years old at the time of his apparent suicide.
Following news that Williams had passed, Twitter laid down its snark to pay tribute to one of the true originals. Sports personalities, teams and media members poured out tweets of respect.
Awful news on Robin Williams. Way too many men are afraid to get help for depression. Don’t be.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) August 12, 2014
Thank you to Robin Williams for many years of gifted comedy. Just heartbreaking news.
— Holly Rowe (@sportsiren) August 12, 2014
How many times have u paraphrased Robin Williams with: “(fill in blank) is God’s way of telling u that u are making too much money”? — Joe Browne (@NFLonTheHill) August 12, 2014
RIP. Robin Williams. Oh Captain, my Captain. Carpe Diem. You will be missed. — Gary Player (@garyplayer) August 12, 2014
Robin Williams is one of the few people who would *want* you to make a joke if he passed. Just do it tastefully, if such a thing exists.
— GuysGirl (@GuysGirl) August 12, 2014
— SteveNBA (@FunnyNbaGuy) August 12, 2014
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) August 12, 2014
So sad to hear about the passing of Robin Williams. Thanks for the laughs over the years. — Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) August 12, 2014
If you’re a fan of his work… Or the game..Robin Williams riff on how The Scots invented golf might be the single greatest comedic bit ever — trey wingo (@wingoz) August 12, 2014
I’ve never seen a funnier comedian than Robin Williams. Pure genius. Sad to see what depression can do. — Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) August 12, 2014
Robin Williams was one of the most gifted impromptu comedians of our time. May he rest in peace. — Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) August 12, 2014
For all the great movies and great sitcoms he was in, Robin Williams’ standup is what I will remember. Gonna watch a bunch tonight. — Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) August 12, 2014
Eighteen f****** times! Robin Williams’ golf origin story is one of the best. http://t.co/i3PjKfo2Gz
— Eric Kay (@ekaycbs) August 12, 2014
man RIP Robin Williams gonna have to watch Good Will Hunting and Alladin tonight . — gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 12, 2014
Rest in peace, Robin. You will be missed.