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Touching tributes pour in from stars

Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Robin Williams have shared their reactions to his death.

"What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent and astounding intellect, was his huge heart - his tremendous kindness, generosity, and compassion as an acting partner, colleague and fellow traveller in a difficult world" - The Birdcage co-star Nathan Lane.

"I am completely and totally devastated. What more can be said?" - Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber.


"Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can't believe he's gone" - Hook director Steven Spielberg.

"I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul" - Waiting For Godot co-star Steve Martin.

"Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression. I never could have expected this ending to his life and to ours with him. God bless him and God bless us all for his LIFE!

I cannot believe this. I am overwhelmed with grief. What a wonderful man/boy and what a tremendous talent. I loved him" - Actor Chevy Chase.

"I saw him on stage the very first time he auditioned at the Improv and we have been friends ever since. It's a very sad day" - Talk show host and comedian Jay Leno.

"We have lost one of our most inspired and gifted comic minds, as well as one of this generation's greatest actors. To watch Robin work was a magical and special privilege. His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever