Last night we all lost a friend. Robin Williams, an actor and comedian who has touched every one of our lives, whether by making us laugh or cry, has passed away, as we're all too well aware. No one could have expected Williams' apparent suicide, and as news spread, each and every person felt their heart sink as a legend was lost. Montreal has been no exception.
You no doubt saw posts from your friends in your Twitter/Tumblr/FB feed acknowledging the death of Williams, and while some may say RIP-posts are annoying or redundant, they are a way for all of us to share our grief. Montrealers, from big names like Denis Coderre and Xavier Dolan to the average citizen, all felt the need to express their emotions through social media and give remembrance to an exceptional human being, because sometimes it helps to know others are feeling the same sadness as you.
Montreal will remember Robin Williams fondly, and the tweets below are proof.
He wasn't just a legendary comedian, he was also a legendary actor. RIP Robin Williams.
— Harley Morenstein (@HarleyPlays) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams will be missed in a world that could certainly use more laughter and optimism. A true loss. pic.twitter.com/z3PcfcG4av
— Guillaume C. (@GuillaumeTweets) August 12, 2014
I posted this pic of #RobinWilliams ... it's made a few people cry..you've been warned..still can't believe it #rip pic.twitter.com/hHhUPc1A3E
— tonystarkradio (@tonystarkradio) August 12, 2014
A moment of silence for Robin Williams, a man who brought so much laughter, joy and healing to so many.
— Va Va Voom design (@VaVaVoom_design) August 12, 2014
My love for comedy and theater would NEVER have been the same growing up without #RobinWilliams. RIP to a legend.
— Shaun McMahon (@Shaun925thebeat) August 11, 2014
Uplifting thought: what do you suppose Maya Angelou, Kurt Vonnegut, & Robin Williams are discussing right now? I can see them smiling...
— Beverly Akerman (@Beverly_Akerman) August 12, 2014
So long Robin Rest in peace. Vraiment trop triste.... :( http://t.co/e4JzlbX24t via @youtube #RIPRobinWilliams
— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) August 11, 2014
Death is nature's way of saying, "Your table's ready." — Robin Williams
— Tom Kott (@TomK0tt) August 11, 2014
R.I.P O' captain my captain #robinwilliams pic.twitter.com/jKrFGV5wHV
— Peterzestrong (@peterzestrong) August 12, 2014
RIP Robin Williams. Thanks for all the great laughs and the inspiration you've been, and will be. https://t.co/mHeGfBTONM
— Xavier Dolan (@XDolan) August 11, 2014
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