Billy Crystal paid tribute to Robin Williams at the 2014 Emmy awards last night, and did it with class.
The night before, the VMA’s had also paid tribute to the late actor and comedian, but could only produce a 20 second slideshow with a Coldplay song in the background. But this wasn’t going to happen at the Emmys.
‘He made us laugh. Hard,’ Billy said. ‘Every time you saw him – on television, movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters for our troops overseas. And even in a dying girl’s living room for her last wish, he made us laugh. Big time.
‘As genius as he was on stage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine – supportive, protective, loving. It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives.’