Emmy awards show plans Robin Williams tribute

Robin Williams will receive a "meaningful" remembrance at this month's Emmy Awards, it has been revealed.

Williams, 63, was found dead in his home in Tiburon, in California's San Francisco Bay area, on Monday.

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Billy Connolly pays tribute to his 'hero friend' Williams

Robin Williams with his close friend Billy Connolly in Scotland in 2000. Credit: Reuters

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."

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