The news of the death of Oscar winning actor and comedian, Robin Williams has shocked Hollywood and his generations of fans around the world.
As a result, Twitter was trending with his name, as well as the names of some of his most famous films, including Mrs Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, Peter Pan (which he played in Hook), What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams and the phrase ‘O Captain’ used in the film Dead Poets Society.
Below are some tweets to highlight how international media has reacted on social media to inform those waking up to the news, with tributes and retrospectives aplenty.
— BBC Radio 5 live (@bbc5live) August 12, 2014
10 of Robin Williams' best moments to mark his tragic passing. How will you best remember him? http://t.co/0dWK2UkYWc pic.twitter.com/hQjUqn7nH5 — Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 12, 2014
Robin Williams' final Instagram post was a touching tribute to his 'baby girl' pic.twitter.com/MHx9UKy4et
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) August 12, 2014
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 12, 2014
Robin Williams, Hollywood's comic genius, has died aged 63 #RIPRobinWilliams http://t.co/JYwC2WgLPC pic.twitter.com/U92a6YO9MU — The Independent (@Independent) August 12, 2014
— The Sun (@TheSunNewspaper) August 12, 2014
RIP Robin Williams: Thank you for all the smiles, laughs and tears. Our hearts go out to the late actor's loved ones. pic.twitter.com/dOAdzFhhqh — E! Online (@eonline) August 11, 2014
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 12, 2014
Der Tod von Schauspieler Robin Williams hat Bestürzung und Trauer hervorgerufen. Die Anteilnahme ist groß http://t.co/9Mi6B3EvTO (red) — SPIEGEL ONLINE (@SPIEGELONLINE) August 12, 2014
We wake up this morning to the saddening news that comedy legend Robin Williams has died. RIP. http://t.co/6li2jUaXIW pic.twitter.com/hcrvZJ2HnO — The Daily Record (@Daily_Record) August 12, 2014
— Le Monde (@lemondefr) August 12, 2014Robin Williams' heartbreaking final tweet pledges love to his daughter. http://t.co/yzlJCMgufQ pic.twitter.com/zHVDEGbqPk — smh.com.au (@smh) August 12, 2014
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) August 12, 2014
— LinkedIn Pulse (@LinkedInPulse) August 12, 2014