Tributes pour in for Robin Williams


Memories, photos and praise for Robin Williams are continuing to pour in from lawmakers, following the legendary comedian and “Mork & Mindy” star’s death.

Williams’s body was discovered at his California home on Monday. The Academy Award winner, whose career spanned decades and included countless classic films such as “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Dead Poets Society,” was 63.

On Tuesday, fellow funnyman Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member, issued a statement on Facebook remembering the entertainer.

“Robin, more than anyone I know, would have seen the tragic irony in this devastating day,” wrote Franken. “That a man who made so many laugh, who made so many happy, who touched so many, who gave himself to others all through his life both publicly and privately, would succumb to a disease that left him feeling so alone, is just too sad to bear.”


Other members of Congress honored Williams by posting past snapshots of themselves posing with the comic. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) posted on Twitter on Tuesday:

Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) shared their own fan photos of Williams:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called Williams “one of our best,” writing:

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