Comedian Billy Connolly has paid tribute to his close friend Robin Williams calling him his "hero."
The Scottish comic told ITV News: "Robin was both my friend and my hero, a unique talent and a kind and generous man; the world will be a much poorer place without him.”
Connolly's wife Pamela Stephenson Connolly added: "Robin was one of the most uniquely brilliant and complicated comic artists the world has ever known.
"As a performer, he navigated a dangerous high wire at every single moment - with no safety net.
"My husband and I loved and admired him deeply and will miss him in a way that is beyond words."
Robin Williams' daughter has left social media after receiving abusive messages in the wake of her father's death.
Radio station talkSPORT has apologised after presenter Alan Brazil said he lacked sympathy for actor Robin Williams, who took his own life.
He played a wide range of roles but Robin Williams captured the hearts of millions with his performances.