In the minutes and hours after news of Robin Williams’ suicide broke, hundreds of comedians and actors took to Twitter to offer their remembrances of the man. Many struggled to find a way to sum up their friend and colleague’s genius in 140 characters, with longtime collaborator Billy Crystal merely writing “No words”:
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) August 12, 2014
But one of Williams’ greatest admirers decided to use the social media medium to go long, telling the story of his first meeting with “the funniest man in the world” one sentence at a time. Comedian Norm Macdonald’s tribute sums up everything that made Williams so special comedically, as well as the sadness so many feel in the wake of his loss.
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