Country Stars React to Robin Williams’ Death
Actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, was found dead in his California home on Monday (Aug. 11) of an apparent suicide, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s department.
ScreenCrush reports that Williams, who had a history of drug abuse and struggled with depression, passed of asphyxiation, but an investigation will take place to reveal an official cause of death.
Williams’ credits include ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and ‘Patch Adams,’ as well as a storied stand-up comedy career. As news of his death rippled across news outlets, many country stars took to social media to mourn the loss of a legend.
So sad to hear about Robin Williams… #RIPRobinWilliams
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) August 11, 2014
Wow, I love Robin Williams, god bless that fella, he will be missed, BIG time!
— Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) August 11, 2014
SITTING HERE IN MY KITCHEN STARING OUT MY WINDOW. I'VE JUST RECEIVED THE NEWS ABOUT THE DEATH OF FRIEND ROBIN WILLIAMS. I'M SIMPLY STUNNED.
— Wynonna Judd (@WynonnaMusic) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams RIP. So sad. What an amazingly brilliant soul. What a loss. –@BigKennyTV
— Big and Rich (@bigandrich) August 11, 2014
— The Band Perry (@thebandperry) August 11, 2014
I'm SO sad to hear of Robin Williams' death. Praying for his family. http://t.co/QAJQ7z3B6I
— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) August 11, 2014
— thompson square (@thompsonsquare) August 11, 2014
— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) August 11, 2014
Devastated right now. Loved you Robin
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 11, 2014
#RIPRobinWilliams. A great man …a legend. Thoughts and prayers with family…friends and fans.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 11, 2014