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Billy Crystal gives moving Robin Williams tribute at the 2014 Emmys
There was not a dry eye in the house as Williams was honored.
Williams was found dead in his California home earlier this month at the age of 63.
While many luminaries of the television industry passed away this year, including Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Walker, Williams’s death caused waves online at incomprable levels. Crystal memorialized him during the ceremony in a moving speech that highlighted Williams’s ability to be comedic anywhere and everywhere.
“He made us laugh, big time,” Crystal said. “It’s so hard to talk about him in the past, because he was so present in all of our lives.” He continued:
For almost 40 years he was the brightest in the comedy galaxy. But while some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually exinct now, their energy long since cooled. But miraculously, because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever. And the glow will be so bright, and it will warm your heart and make your eyes glisten, and you’ll think to yourselves, ‘Robin Williams, what a concept.’
Screengrab via The Emmys
A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.