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24 Hours Later: Robin Williams Fans Transform Twitter Into a Memorial for the Actor

24 Hours Later: Robin Williams Fans Transform Twitter Into a Memorial for the Actor

The power of social media exists not only in its ability to connect people across vast distances, but also in its function as tangible, real-time representation of the the public consciousness.

Since the announcement of Robin Williams’ death, his admirers have taken to Twitter. While some images are iconic, others have never been seen before.

Below, you can find a selection of some of the most moving, thought-provoking tweets that have been posted to honor the memory of the beloved late comic whose life ended far too soon.

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I am rarely moved by the death of a "celebrity". Although I never came in direct contact with him – Robin Williams death is different for me. Very recently while going through a difficult time in my life I did an exhaustive you tube search for Robins material looking to laugh. Robin came through with flying colors – I was filled with laughter for prolonged periods of time. His work lifted me. He is the most consistently funny(till it hurts) comedian I have ever seen (I have seen a lot of great comedians). While I have incredible appreciation and deep respect for his acting in all of the movies mentioned and many of those not, I appreciated that last on the list was where I appreciated Robins genius the most – his comedy. If you haven’t seen it – check out his appearance on "inside the actors studio hosted by James Lipton". His speed and skill at improvisation was unmatched by anyone I have ever seen. His willingness to risk and success each time he did was unreal. His creative ability was unimaginable. "Genius" is truly fitting. Another standout special quality was his humility. There are so many stories now circulating about the time he always took for others – There may have been fame, fortune, success, genius and with all of that there was human equality – I pray that we all can learn that lesson. Lastly in exploring some of what has been shared in his passing I was particularly affected by a quote attributed to Robin. One that hits painfully home and creates a feeling of even deeper connection with a man I never knew:

" I used to think that the worst thing in the world was to be all alone. It’s not. The worst thing is to be with people who make you feel all alone."

You were never alone Robin – I am so sad and sorry you couldn’t hold onto that in your life – I pray that you know that now. Dear God – help us do and know your will for us.


And all the world stills to listen…… are loved Robin Williams

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