The death of Robin Williams, heralded for his unique abilities both as one of the most influential comedians of all time and a Oscar-winning dramatic actor, touched millions on Monday.
Here’s how two entertainment organizations, The Academy and Sesame Street, paid tribute to Williams on Twitter on Monday night.
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY8LTjVRA— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) August 11, 2014
Genie, you're free. pic.twitter.com/WjA9QuuldD— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 12, 2014
A range of other organizations, companies, and public figures, from the US Air Force to Funny or Die to President Barack Obama, also expressed their sympathies on Twitter.
The world has lost a tremendously funny and talented human. Today is a sad day. RIP Robin Williams pic.twitter.com/Fromo2EK93— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) August 11, 2014
"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny ... and everything in between. But he was one of a kind." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 12, 2014
I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 11, 2014