Robin Williams was my childhood. From “Mrs. Doubtfire” to “Hook,” to “Aladdin,” to “Jumanji,” I can’t even keep track of all the moments of glee and laughter that he bestowed on countless of fans. Since hearing about his apparent suicide at the age of 63 last night, I still catch myself remembering snippets of dialogue, fleeting scenes that cause a rush of warm memories.
And I’m far from alone. It’s been extremely moving to read the rush of tributes and responses to Williams. Here are some of the best from Jewish celebrities whose lives — like mine, and so many others — he touched:
One of all time greatest. Will be missed. ;( http://t.co/HzgBrdlWsH — ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) August 12, 2014
I wish Robin peace from whatever unrest raged within him and much more than gratitude for all the joy he gave us and leaves behind. — Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) August 12, 2014
Devastating news about @robinwilliams — knew him a little and liked him a whole lot more. A brain wired like no other and so so kind. — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 12, 2014
Found out on set & watching old clips now before bed. Robin. I've always laughed with you, been inspired by you & will miss you dearly… — Dianna Agron (@DiannaAgron) August 12, 2014
No words. — Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) August 12, 2014
#RobinWilliams was simply the World's most beloved comedian since Chaplin. — Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) August 12, 2014