Hollywood dims its lights in memory of the late great superstar

“Eight is Enough” star Dick Van Patten was one of the first in Hollywood to mourn Robin Williams.

The beloved TV dad told The ENQUIRER: “Robin was one of a kind, a truly original comedic talent. He is one of those people who really is irreplaceable.

“He’ll be deeply missed.”

Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter to say, “I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken.”

Steve Martin proclaimed: “I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.”

Drew Carey wrote on his Twitter page: “Condolences to the whole world. @robinwilliams RIP. #RobinWilliams”

Chelsea Handler posted on her Twitter page for “Chelsea Lately,” “RIP Robin Williams – a true friend to comedy. If you or a friend need help, reach out, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.”

Jeremy Piven took to his Twitter page to recall: “My father took me to see Robin Williams do an improv set. Never seen anything like it, he was a spirit like no other. Will never forget him.”

Bob Saget took to Twitter to say “his heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in peace Robin Williams.”

"This is without question, the hardest few words I have ever tried to write," Robin’s last TV costar “The Crazy Ones”  Sarah Michelle Gellar said.

"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."

Ben Affleck mourned, "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," the 41-year-old actor wrote. "He made (Matt Damon) and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams."


The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation stated, "The Reeve family, like many, will remember Robin for the humor, energy and brightness he brought into our lives through the screen.”