Private Memorial Held For Robin Williams

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 4:35 PM PDT, September 27, 2014
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Friends and family remembered Robin Williams in a private memorial in San Francisco today. A source tells ET that it happened at the SNH Currant Theater at 1 pm today.

Billy Crystal gave a touching tribute to the late actor at the 2014 Emmys. At the time, he said, "It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy."

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At this service, Crystal was in tears as he opened the memorial. Whoopi Goldberg joined Crystal and spoke too as she was a close friend to Williams in their comedic trio. Stevie Wonder performed.

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Jeff Bridges, Ben Stiller, Kathy Griffin, George Lucas, Danny DeVito, Minnie Driver, and Penny Marshall were all there to remember Williams.

All three of Williams' children spoke at the service. Williams is survived by his wife and three kids, Zak 31, Zelda, 25 and Cody, 22.

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Williams died of suicide on August 11 at the age of 63.


ET obtained photographs of the memorial service program which detailed the events of the service, and included a touching tribute as well, in the form of the Ralph Waldo Emerson poem 'To Laugh Often And Much.'

According to the program, many of Williams’ friends and co-stars spoke and gave remembrances, including Bobcat Goldthwait and Bonnie Hunt among others. Video tributes were also presented.

Watch our video below as ET remembers Robin Williams.