The world was shaken this week with news iconic comedian and actor Robin Williams had passed away.
The funny man, who starred in classics Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting and Patch Adams just to name a few, was found dead in his California home on Monday (August 11).
His publicist released an official statement when the news broke noting he “had been battling severe depression of late” and adding his passing is “a tragic and sudden loss.”
Several country stars had ties to Williams, who most recently starred in the CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones.
Both Brad Paisley and Kelly Clarkson made guest appearances on the show.
Devastated right now. Loved you Robin— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 11, 2014
Devastating finding out about @robinwilliams today. He was an amazing talent and incredibly sweet. So sad.— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) August 11, 2014
Reba McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys and Wynonna Judd also knew Williams on a personal level.
Robin Williams once hung backstage with us for several days in Lake Tahoe! We laughed until we hurt!! Rest easy Robin!!— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) August 11, 2014
SITTING HERE IN MY KITCHEN STARING OUT MY WINDOW. I'VE JUST RECEIVED THE NEWS ABOUT THE DEATH OF FRIEND ROBIN WILLIAMS. I'M SIMPLY STUNNED.— Wynonna Judd (@WynonnaMusic) August 11, 2014
Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Brett Eldredge and others also took to Twitter to offer their condolences.
Heartbroken for Robin Williams and his family.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 12, 2014
Wow, I love Robin Williams, god bless that fella, he will be missed, BIG time!— Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) August 11, 2014
I'm SO sad to hear of Robin Williams' death. Praying for his family. http://t.co/QAJQ7z3B6I— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams RIP. So sad. What an amazingly brilliant soul. What a loss. -@BigKennyTV— Big and Rich (@bigandrich) August 11, 2014
Dayum, Robin Williams. Wow. #rip one of the good ones— Brian Kelley (@PlayBkPlay) August 11, 2014
While an official cause of death is undergoing investigation, the Marin County Sheriff’s Department confirms Williams died of an apparent suicide.
He was 63.
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