I rarely get this emotional over celebrity deaths. At the news of his death I felt abruptly shocked and saddened.
Robin Williams taught me the importance of stretching the limits. He stretched the limits of entertainment with his stellar acting in both comedic and serious roles. From him I learned to stretch the limits of my talents, goals, and dreams --- thus stretching the limits of life.
Robin Williams will always be a shining example of a great actor and even greater human being.