Date
17 August 2017
Robin Williams won two Emmy awards, in 1987 and 1988, for his roles in variety shows.
Robin Williams won two Emmy awards, in 1987 and 1988, for his roles in variety shows.

Emmy tribute: ‘Robin Williams, what a concept’

The 2014 Emmys honored the late Robin Williams, with a touching tribute at the end of the in memoriam segment of the broadcast.

Billy Crystal, Williams’ longtime friend, spoke about the late actor, The Huffington Post, reported.

“The brilliance was astounding,” Crystal said of Williams, who he performed with numerous times.

“He was the greatest friend you could ever imagine,” Crystal said. “It’s very hard to talk about him in the past, because he was so present in our lives… He was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.”

Concluding his moving segment, Crystal said: “Robin Williams, what a concept.”

Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home on August 11. He was 63.

Most recently, Williams played advertising genius Simon Roberts on CBS’ The Crazy Ones, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Known for his wonderfully diverse and inspiring big and small-screen characters, Williams won two Emmy awards, in 1987 and 1988, for his roles in variety shows. He was nominated for the prestigious television award a total of eight times.

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