In the 1980s and 1990s, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams hosted many stand up comedy specials to raise money and awareness of homelessness throughout America. This is where they became close friends.
So last night, Crystal eulogized his friend during the Emmy Awards in an incredibly thoughtful and poetic way:
But while some of the brightest of celestial bodies are actually extinct now, their molten energy long since cooled, miraculously, because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever. And the glow will be so bright, it’ll warm your heart and make your eyes glisten, and you’ll think to yourselves, Robin Williams, what a concept.
He also remembered how he would entertain the troops and sick children. Williams clearly made everyone smile and forget their troubles. He will be missed.