I was stunned at the news of Robin Williams suicide last night. Like many, Williams had a profound impact on my childhood with the endless laughter and joy he created through his work. I felt, in some strange way, like Williams was a part of my family, a distant uncle who I would check in with every so often and would always put me in a good mood. I don't usually feel affected when celebrities die, but this one hit me very much in the feels, as well as many others in the metal community. Tributes have been pouring in all over the place and we thought it would be appropriate to gather them all in one place.
Let's look at some tweets:
Such a tragic loss. I will always have amazing memories of @RobinWilliams. Respect and love goes out to his family.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) August 11, 2014
Very sad news about Robin Williams! You will be missed! RIP. pic.twitter.com/oPl15eE0vQ
— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) August 12, 2014
— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) August 12, 2014
RIP Robin Williams; you will live forever in people's hearts. You were a true entertainer.
— Yngwie Malmsteen (@OfficialYJM) August 11, 2014
So sad about Robin Williams. Meeting him was a personal highlight for me. Amazing man.
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) August 11, 2014
Lord, take Robin Williams with you, please I wanna laugh for Eternity! Last year video surius http://t.co/IYb6IDGGM4
— Brian Welch (@brianheadwelch) August 12, 2014
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) August 11, 2014
We're all big Robin Williams fans in Periphery. RIP.
— Jake Bowen (@JakePeriphery) August 11, 2014
— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) August 11, 2014
RIP Mork from Ork.
— Mr. Blasko (@blasko1313) August 11, 2014
RIP Robin Williams. Thank you for a lifetime of laughter. You will truely be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family & friends
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) August 12, 2014
R.I.P. ROBIN WILLIAMS :( http://t.co/uqkEcNPmPA
— Bumblefoot (@bumblefoot) August 12, 2014
— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) August 12, 2014
I’m speechless… Robin Williams was such an amazing and important man. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace.
— wolfy van halenson ??? (@WolfVanHalen) August 11, 2014
I'm pretty shocked about Robin Williams, sad sad sad
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) August 11, 2014
Ah shit, rip Robin Williams. Popeye was my favourite thing he did. :(
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) August 11, 2014
We've lost a very special human being. RIP Robin Williams. Call 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline pic.twitter.com/fRhKPEhmKw
— ? OTEP SHAMAYA ? (@otepofficial) August 12, 2014
RIP fellow Illinois Entertainer-In-Arms Robin Williams. Thankyou for bringing joy to so many with ur peerless wit. #DeadPoetsSocietyRules
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) August 12, 2014
I met Robin Williams once early on in my career. He spent an hour talking to me about comedy. I never got a chance to thank him 4 the advice
— jim florentine (@Mrjimflorentine) August 12, 2014
— Chris Kael (@5FDPChrisKael) August 12, 2014
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) August 12, 2014
Life is so very fragile. RIP Robin.You gave us all such joy.;(
— ?Nikki Sixx? (@NikkiSixx) August 12, 2014
RIP Robin Williams. Such a legend, absolutely one of a kind.
— STRUCTURES (@wearestructures) August 11, 2014
Never a dull moment Robin! See you in Never Never Land! The world will laugh forever!!! http://t.co/QLAHSrpNZA
— Airbourne (@Airbourne) August 11, 2014
So sad to hear of the loss of robin Williams. We met him years ago. What an amazing talent and sweet man. So sad.
— Morgan Rose (@morgan7d) August 12, 2014
Mr. Williams, Thank you for sharing your incredible gifts with us all. Now I know that Nanoo Nanoo means See you on the other side…
— Rudy Sarzo (@rudysarzo) August 12, 2014
Very sad …. So much talent #RIPRobinWilliams
— Godsmack (@godsmack) August 12, 2014
Rest In Peace Mr. Williams.
— PhilThatRemains on youtube, IG, Twitch #BLM ?️? (@philthatremains) August 12, 2014
Very sad news. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to Robin Williams family and friends. You will be missed! pic.twitter.com/Jkld3QGZ2c
— Official Dio (@OfficialRJDio) August 12, 2014
I’m so sad and devastated to hear of the passing of Robin Williams. My thoughts are with his family.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) August 11, 2014
One of the world greatest actor/comedians died today. RIP Robin Williams! You will be missed. #bummed
— ΛSHBΛ (@DjASHBA) August 11, 2014
RIP Robin Williams
— FrankBello (@TheFrankBello) August 11, 2014