PH stars, personalities react to Robin Williams death
MANILA, Philippines – Local stars and personalities on Tuesday, August 12 paid tribute to Hollywood actor Robin Williams, who was found dead at his home in Tiburon, Northern California, on Monday, August 11 (Tuesday, August 12 in Manila).
Personalities such as Daphne Oseña-Paez, Bianca Gonzalez, Michael V and Risa Hontiveros took to Twitter to express their sadness over the esteemed actor’s demise.
Waking up with "Robin Williams died of apparent suicide"... It's just not right. I need my coffee.— Michael V. GMA (@michaelbitoygma) August 12, 2014
No no no no. Robin Williams can't be dead :(((( he was all I watched in the 90's :((( I loved all his movies :(((— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) August 12, 2014
Tears for a "stranger," Robin Williams. So he wasn't a stranger. He was our friend— risa hontiveros (@risahontiveros) August 12, 2014
Actresses Anne Curtis, Agot Isidro, and Iza Calzado meanwhile posted photos and quotes of the actor on their Instagram accounts.
"All you have to do is think one happy thought, and you'll fly like me" – Peter Pan RIP Robin Williams. May you continue to fly like angels in heaven or Peter Pan & Tinkerbell in Neverland. A great shock and loss in the film industry where he will be rememebered for the laughter and tears he gave us with each role he portrayed. Many of my first childhood favorites starred this amazing actor," Anne wrote.
"Rest in Peace Robin Williams. I would like to take a moment of silence from all the joyful things that surround my birthday to pray for one of my idols in the movie industry. It breaks my heart to hear of his demise and to know that it is around my birthday makes it even worse. I pray that you no longer feel the pain or sadness you once had so much trouble dealing with. There is a special place in Heaven for people like you, I hope you finally find peace. I never knew you but I always admired you. P.s. You may meet my mom somewhere there, please make her laugh for me!"
Broadway star Lea Salonga, who was the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in the Disney movie Aladdin, posted a photo of Jasmine kissing Genie, the character Williams lent his voice to.
Williams rose to fame in the TV show Mork & Mindy. He also starred in a number of movies including Good Morning Vietnam, Hook, Jumanji, The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Good Will Hunting, where he won a Best Supporting Actor award at the Oscars.
Despite his image as a comedy actor, Williams battled a number of personal issues such as alcohol, drugs and mental illness through the years. (READ: Robin Williams, 1951-2014: Comedy with a darker edge)
But unknown to many, he has also helped people start their careers. Actress Jessica Chastain wrote on Facebook that it was Williams who helped her in finishing her college through a scholarship.
Friends, colleagues and other personalities led by US President Barack Obama also paid tribute to the late actor, after news of his death came out.–Rappler.com