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‘One of a Kind’: President Obama Issues Statement on Robin Williams’ Passing

President Obama put out a statement tonight commemorating the life and legacy of the legend that is Robin Williams, following the tragic death of the comic actor today.

Here it is in full:

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 verse thanks to Robin Williams.

You can check out some of Williams’ best roles here.

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