Actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the Happy Feet Press Junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait during the Happy Feet Press Junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Twitter reaction to the death of much-loved Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, aged 63.

"Famously kind, ferociously funny, a genius and a gentle soul. What a loss. RobinWilliams." - Michael J Fox

"Robin Williams was the reason I started doing comedy. I got to tell him that once. I wanted to tell him again. So sad. So very very sad." - Adam Hills

"O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up - for you the flag is flung - for you the bugle trills. - Leigh Sales

"I can't believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I'm heartbroken," - Ellen DeGeneres

"I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul." - Steve Martin

"RIP Mr Williams - beyond great talent - such a kind and lovely person. A big tenacious overflowing hyperkinetic eruption of compassion would be best tribute to Williams." - John Cusack

"Ah Robin, I'm so sorry the earth couldn't stay worthy of you. Hope happiness awaits you." - Jason Alexander

"Robin Williams has died and I am very sad. From every comedian here at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we salute him & we say goodbye." - Eddie Izzard

"Thank you to the beautifully original + brave artist that is RobinWilliams. You taught us how to stand on the edge, fearless, + shine." - Jared Leto

"I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop." - Miley Cyrus

"Heart broken!!! RIP Robin Williams!! Praying for your family on such a sad day. You've given so much joy to so many. Devastating we lost u." - Khloe Kardashian

"Honored to have worked w such a bright light and brilliant man. Love and prayers to his family and friends. RIPRobinWilliams" - Mandy Moore

"Robin Williams made the world a little bit better. RIP." - Steve Carell

"The entire Osbourne Family is grieving the loss of a kind, funny, generous and talented man, Robin Williams." - Sharon Osbourne

"Without Robin Williams there wouldn't have been a Comedy scene in San Francisco, Robin paved the way. He was the best of all of us. - Rob Schneider

"My Heart's broken. Robin was a beautiful, kind soul. Can't bear that he's gone. So incredibly sorry for his family." - Minnie Driver

"The first thing I ever wanted to be when I grew up was Robin Williams inhabiting of Popeye. RIPRobinWilliams" - John Mayer

"He taught me to care about everyone on a show. From top to bottom he took time for all. A gr8 talent. Big loss :(" - Fran Drescher

"My prayers+sad heart are with Robin Williams' family tonight. Only met him once, but it was one of the most enjoyable moments of my life RIP." - Pink

"No! Robin Williams you were so loved." - Mia Farrow

"Robin Williams the saddest of sad !! A genius with a huge heart!His death is awake up call !Wow go hug your family and loved ones!" - David Hasselhoff

"Incredibly sad news about Robin Williams. A brilliant man. RIP." - Piers Morgan

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