Various members of the Disney community have shared their thoughts on the passing of Robin Williams. Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company released this statement:
We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world’s favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC’s Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney’s Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin’s friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time.
Other members of the Disney community shared their thoughts through Twitter.
Stunned to hear Robin Williams is gone! We became Disney Legends the same day. He was so kind, funny and amazing. Will miss him!
— Bill Farmer (@GoofyBill) August 12, 2014
— Michael Eisner (@Michael_Eisner) August 12, 2014
RIP, Robin Williams… still wishing it wasn’t true…
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) August 11, 2014
Jeffrey Katzenberg (Former Head of Disney Animation):
“It’s heartbreaking. Robin Williams was one the sweetest, most generous, caring, philanthropic people of our generation. He was just a sweetheart in every respect. The thought of him being in that kind of pain is just crushing. He gave so much to so many of us. There’s not a single person on this planet that could touch what he did. He really was a national treasure.”
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) August 12, 2014