It is not easy to say good-bye to a treasured friend–to convey the depth of your feelings or capture the true essence of the person in words spoken to others. But that’s just what Billy Crystal did at the Emmy Awards in a touching tribute to Robin Williams, whose death continues to be felt by millions around the world.
As Crystal so aptly put it: “As genius as he was onstage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine. Supportive, protective, loving. It’s 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.”