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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Mrs Doubtfire director: 'Robin Williams was a genius'

Robin Williams as Mrs Doubtfire in the 1993 film by director Chris Columbus. Credit: PA

Mrs Doubtfire director Chris Columbus said Robin Williams was "truly one of the few people who deserved the title of 'genius'."

He said: "We have lost one of our most inspired and gifted comic minds, as well as one of this generation's greatest actors.

"To watch Robin work, was a magical and special privilege. His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place."

Actress Sally Field, who co-starred with Robin Williams in the hit film Mrs Doubtfire. Credit: Chase Rollins/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Sally Field, who played Williams' wife in the hit movie, added she was "stunned and so sad" about Robin's death.

"He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long, tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace," she said.

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