Like the rest of the world, the cast of The Crazy Ones — Robin Williams’ last TV series — was shocked by the comedian’s sudden death. The CBS sitcom ran for 22 episodes before being cancelled in May. Here are some of their thoughts…
Sarah Michelle Gellar told People, “My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams. To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the father I had always dreamed of having. There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was, to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him. I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on. And to his family, I thank them for letting us know him and seeing the joy they brought him. Us crazy ones love you.”
The Crazy Ones creator David E. Kelley said, “The talent was legendary. But equally inspiring, perhaps more so, was his kindness and humanity. A gentle soul who touched us all. A very special man, and our hearts are broken.”
Via Twitter, James Wolk simply posted a picture of he and Williams in matching baseball shirts from the show.
Tiya Sircar, who appeared in three episodes, wrote “‘That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.’ I had the immense honor of working (though briefly) with #RobinWilliams– one of my acting heroes. I wish I had had the guts then to tell him that I consider his work in Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting to be some of the finest acting I’ve ever seen. Or hell, that’s ever been done. He was a singular talent and a sweet, gentle soul to boot. I hope he can now find even a fraction of the joy he’s brought to this world. I imagine that would still be a whole hell of a lot.”
Singer Josh Groban, appeared in two installments of the sitcom and wrote, “Stunned. Devastated. I treasure my time with him. Robin was and will always be an original and a brilliant kind soul.”
zWhat do you think? Did you enjoy Williams’ work? Do you have any favorite performances?