Stars Pay Their Respects To The Late And Great Robin Williams

12 August 2014, 09:43 | Updated: 12 August 2014, 16:35

As the world reacts to the tragic news of the legendary actor's death, tributes pour in from around the globe. The Oscar-winner's wife Susan Schneider opens up about her late husband.

The 63-year-old actor's wife confirmed that her husband had passed away: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken."

This was also reiterated by his publicist who stated: “He has been battling severe depression of late. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

His daughter Zelda Williams posted a beautiful extract from the French poet Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 'El Principito':

"You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them... In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing.

"And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You - only you - will have stars that can laugh."

She also added her own personal touch: "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up."

His on screen daughter in 'Mrs Doubtfire' Mara Wilson who played little Natalie Hillard has been deeply touched and saddened by the recent events: