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Robin Williams death: Broadway lights dimmed in memory of comedic genius

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Broadway’s lights were dimmed on August 13 in memory of Robin Williams following the actor’s death earlier this week.

Charlotte St Martin of New York’s Broadway League called Robin Williams “a comedic genius with limitless talent” who had “left this world far too early”.

Robin Williams, who took his own life at the age of 63, will also be remembered at the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25.

Plans are under way for a “proper and meaningful remembrance”, said executive producer Don Mischer.


Broadway's lights were dimmed on August 13 in memory of Robin Williams

Broadway’s lights were dimmed on August 13 in memory of Robin Williams (photo US TV)

Robin Williams made an appearance at last year’s ceremony during an In Memoriam segment to his comic mentor, Jonathan Winters.

Simon Pegg has become the latest celebrity to pay tribute to Robin Williams, who will be heard voicing a dog in Pegg’s upcoming comedy Absolutely Anything.

Robin Williams, said Simon Pegg at the premiere of his new movie Hector and the Search for Happiness, was “an extraordinary man and performer” who had “absolutely” been one of his comedy heroes.

Sinead O’Connor also paid tribute to Robin Williams by dedicating a concert in London to him on Tuesday.

The Irish performer went on to say “the choice that Robin made” was “a very bad idea” and urged anyone “contemplating that choice” to reconsider.

Robin Williams, a dedicated fan of computer games, is also to be memorialized by Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the popular World of Warcraft series.

“You gave us so much joy in our lives and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world,” its makers tweeted.

“We’ll see you in-game.”

The cast of Broadway show Aladdin also paid tribute to Robin Williams with an impromptu curtain call sing-along of Friend Like Me.

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