Robin Williams Honored With Private Memorial More Than a Month After His Death

Robin WilliamsThe late great comedian Robin Williams was memorialized Saturday, as hundreds of guests gathered to remember one of the most beloved actors of our time.

The event took place at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, and was attended by a wide variety of famous people wishing to pay their respects, including Whoopi Goldberg, Seth Green, Ben Stiller, George Lucas, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Joel McHale, Josh Groban, Governor Jerry Brown, and Nancy Pelosi.

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Billy Crystal opened the memorial, and according to one insider, Williams' good friend of 20 years was in tears. Crystal also gave a moving tribute to his friend at the Emmys last months, where he called him "the brightest star in the comedy galaxy."

Whoopi Goldberg and Bonnie Hunt also gave emotional speeches, along with his wife Susan Scheider, and three children. Stevie Wonder provided the music.

Robin Williams died by suicide by asphyxia on August 11 at the age of 63. It was later revealed that he was battling the early stages of Parkinson's, in addition to coping with ongoing depression.

The service on Saturday lasted over two hours, and guests were given ribbon wristbands that read, "Love the stillness of life."

It sounds like the perfect way to remember a man who touched more lives than he could ever know.

What's one thing you would say about Robin Williams if you had been at his memorial?

 

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

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