Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy is the latest celebrity to react to this week’s shocking news of iconic comedian Robin Williams passing away.
Diddy paid homage to the late Hollywood icon and shared a reaction to his surprising death on social media.
“Can’t believe we lost a legend today. RIP Robin Williams- your legacy will live on forever.,” Diddy tweeted August 11.
“RIP ROBIN WILLIAMS http://instagram.com/p/rk9LRNJlyq/” (Diddy’s Twitter)
According to reports, Williams died Monday (August 11) morning in California.
Around 11:55 a.m. Monday, sheriff’s officials said, a 911 call came in about a man who was unresponsive in his home in Tiburon. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Williams “has been battling severe depression of late,” his publicist Mara Buxbaum said. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” (Los Angeles Times)
Williams’ publicist broke the news of his unexpected passing Monday evening.
“Robin Williams passed away this morning,” rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement tonight. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” (ABC News)
R&B singer The Weeknd acknowledged how much of an impact Williams had on his life yesterday (August 11).
“thank you for my childhood memories, you’ve helped me at my darkest times. Rest in Peace Robin Williams…,” Weeknd tweeted August 11. (The Weeknd’s Twitter)