Robin Williams as Professor John Keating in "Dead Poets Society." Photo Credit: Buena Vista Pictures

Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards

Anytime that a well-known actor or actress passes away during the course of the year, they are commemorated during the “In Memoriam” section of Awards shows like the Academy Awards, the Grammys and others. With the recent passing of actor/comedian Robin Williams, it should come as no surprise that they would be looking to honor him in a similar fashion.

According to Deadline, actor/comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to the late actor at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night.

Besides the fact that they have been friends for many years, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams had been friends for many years, the two of them have starred in quite a few movies together like Fathers’ Day and Deconstructing Harry. This made Crystal one of the most obvious choices to pay tribute to Williams.

There are some of you may be wondering ‘why the Emmy Awards in lieu of the Oscars?’ Well, there are a couple of reasons for this. The first one being the most obvious, the Emmy Awards are next on the slate.

Now, for those of you like us who are old enough to remember this far back, it was Williams’ performance as the zany alien from the planet Ork in Mork & Mindy that truly propelled Williams into stardom. Once you have seen the series, it is incredibly difficult to get the sound of Mork and his greeting “Na-nu na-nu” out of your head.

As most of you are painfully aware by now, Robin Williams passed away earlier this month at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide. While no one may ever know the truth as to what pushed a legendary actor, comedian, and most of all family man to end his life in such a manner, but there is no denying that the world lost one of the greatest comedic minds of all time, and a genuine generous and kind soul.

 

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