Robin Williams’ last tweet was on July 31, in celebration of his daughter’s 25th birthday:
“#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!”
He also extended happy birthday wishes via Twitter to himself on July 21:
During the afternoon taping of his talk show, Conan O’Brien broke the news to his audience. The White House released an official statement late Monday, expressing condolences to the Williams family:
Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.
From the Twittersphere, the reactions poured in today: