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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Robin Williams' wife 'utterly heartbroken' over death

US actor Robin Williams, his wife Susan Schneider (L) Credit: Hubert Boesl/DPA/Press Association Images

Susan Schneider, the wife of actor Robin Williams, has said she is "utterly heartbroken" over his death. According to NBC News, she said in a statement:

This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.

As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.

– Susan Schneider

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