News of Robin Williams' untimely death continues to dominate international and local entertainment news this afternoon after the actor was found dead last night. While many are speculating the cause of death (Suicide seems to be the popular verdict) the only certainty is that we have lost one of the greatest comedians and actors of our generation.
Who can forget laughing our butts off after watching Mrs. Doubtfire? Will we ever stop uttering the phrase "O' Captain My Captain" from the iconic Dead Poet's Society? Chances are we won't, and we will most certainly never forget the laughter that Robin Williams brought into our lives. The world is a sadder place today that's for sure, and the tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the earth.
US President, Barack Obama, led the tributes this morning when he shared his sadness at the news of the actor's death. Obama spoke to the press and said:
"Williams arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.
"He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most - from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalised on our own streets."
Meanwhile, rapper Diddy took a break from his lavish lifestyle to post this picture on Instagram; getting over 87,000 shares in just a few hours in doing so.
Lindsay Lohan and One Direction member, Harry Styles, took their grief to Twitter. Shame, Lindsay's post is really touching too as she recounts the first time she ever met 'Mr Williams'
Mr. Williams visited me the first day of filming The Parent Trap. I will never forget his kindness. What an enormous loss. My condolences.— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) August 11, 2014
One of my all time favourites. Movies I grew up watching over and over again. A genius that will be so missed. R.I.P. Robin Williams.— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) August 12, 2014
Lastly we'll leave you with one of the more emotional tributes that we've come across today and it took place close to 12 hours ago on the Conan O'Brien Show. Conan looks like he's struggling to hold back tears as he shares the news of Robin Williams' death with his stunned audience.
The world misses you already Robin. We hope you are in a better place now!