Robin Williams and Ellen DeGeneres (Screenshot/The Ellen Show)

Watch Ellen DeGeneres deliver a moving tribute to Robin Williams

The comedian returned from hiatus, and paid tribute to Joan Rivers and Robin Williams


Sarah Gray
September 13, 2014 2:21AM (UTC)

Ellen DeGeneres returned from hiatus, and paid tribute to two great comedians who recently passed away: Joan Rivers and Robin Williams.

In a particularly moving tribute, DeGeneres, played memorable clips from his many appearances on "The Ellen Show."

"Every time he was here, he made me laugh so hard," Ellen said. "He was really one of a kind and I’m thankful that I got to call him a friend."

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Williams committed suicide in August, sending a shockwave through the entertainment industry. Other comedians, performer and fans alike have paid tribute to the late great actor. His wife, Susan Schneider, later released that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Watch some of Robin Williams’ Memorable Scenes:

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Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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