Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West made a rare appearance on social media today (August 13) to pay homage to the memory of late Hollywood icon Robin Williams.
Mr. West posted a photo of himself with Williams and bid farewell to the comedian.
“Thank you Robin for all of the joy you brought the world,” Kanye tweeted August 13. (Kanye West’s Twitter)
This week, music mogul 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)
R&B singer The Weeknd acknowledged how much of an impact Williams had on his life following the news.
“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)