Robin Williams: Entertainment World Reacts to Death of Friend and Mentor

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Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63, was a comedic inspiration for many performers, and he also was a brilliant dramatic actor.

In 1998, he won an Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role for his performance in "Good Will Hunting."

Here are some reactions from those who worked with Williams and those who looked up to him professionally:

Ellen DeGeneres @TheEllenShow

I can't believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I'm heartbroken.

Kathy Griffin @kathygriffin

I met this sweet, generous & brilliant man Robin Williams in 1991.

Dane Cook @DaneCook

I'm in utter disbelief that Robin Williams is dead.

jason alexander ‏@IJasonAlexander

Ah Robin, I'm so sorry the earth couldn't stay worthy of you. Hope happiness awaits you.

George Lopez ‏@georgelopez

Robin Williams ~ Vaya Con Dios my friend , I love you

Fran Drescher ‏@frandrescher

So sad Robin Williams…

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