Hollywood and comedy fans alike were shocked Monday (Aug. 11) when news broke of Robin Williams’ death. The beloved comedian and Academy Award-winning actor touched many lives, and his suspected suicide hit fans hard.

His friends and co-stars have been paying tribute to the late comedic genius, mostly on Twitter — though the above video is from Conan O’Brien, learning about Williams’ death while he taped his Monday night show. It is poignant and sad to hear the shocked reactions of audience members who hadn’t heard the news until right at that moment.

Rest in peace, Robin Williams. You will be sorely missed.

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Chris E. Hayner is equal parts nerd, crazy person and coffee. He watches too much TV, knows more about pro wrestling than you do and remembers every single show from the TGIF lineup. You may have seen him as a pro-shark protester in "Sharknado 3." His eventual memoir will be called "You're Wrong, Here's Why..." TV words to live by: "I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing."