Robin Williams (AP/Dan Steinberg)

Remembering Robin Williams: World reacts to legendary comedian's death

Here's how Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Martin and more paid tribute after news broke


Salon Staff
August 12, 2014 4:15AM (UTC)

As news of Robin Williams' tragic death spread on Monday, Twitter was flooded with remembrances -- to the point where every single one of Twitter's top trending topics was dedicated to the legendary comedian.

Here are just a few of the many people paying tribute to Williams' remarkable career:

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Barack Obama

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Ellen DeGeneres
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Steve Martin
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Sesame Street
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Steve Carell
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Anna Kendrick
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Amy Schumer
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Neil Patrick Harris
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Jason Alexander
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Henry Winkler
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"Brooklyn Nine Nine's" Chelsea Peretti
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Garry Shandling
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New York magazine film critic Bilge Ebiri
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Pam Grier
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New York Post film critic Kyle Smith
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Aasif Mandvi
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Jimmy Kimmel
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"500 Days of Summer" screenwriter Michael H. Weber
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BlackBook Magazine
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BuzzFeed's Michael Rusch
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