Matt Damon, Ben Affleck & Nathan Lane Pay Their Tributes To Robin Williams

August 15, 2014

Mat and Ben first met Robin while filming the brilliant movie “Good Will Hunting” and on several occasions the two actors said they owe a lot to their senior colleague. Robin Williams died on Monday at 63 years old and the two actors paid their respects to Robin via social networks. Let’s see what they had to say about the departure of their friend and mentor.

Ben is heartbroken

Ben-Affleck

Ben Affleck opened up about his friend and emphasized that Robin was a loving person.

“Heartbroken. Thanks chief — for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend,” Ben wrote using his Facebook account.

Matt will never, ever forget him

Mat-Damon

Damon also released a comment on the passing of his former co-star and called him a beautiful man.

“Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him,” stated Matt.

Nathan Lane is beyond heartbroken and shocked

Nathan-Lane

Nathan, Williams’ “Bird Cage” co-star, added similar but more in-depth sentiments about the late actor.

“I feel I have to say something more than just ‘heartbreaking and shocking’ which everyone has said and I feel as well, but something a little more personal.

Thus the following: One day in 1995 while riffing in the character of a snobby French toy store owner, Robin made me laugh so hard and so long that I cried,” he said in a statement. “It seemed to please him no end. Yesterday I cried again at the thought that he was gone.”

“What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent, and astounding intellect, was his huge heart — his tremendous kindness, generosity, and compassion as an acting partner, colleague, and fellow traveler in a difficult world. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and family,” heartbroken was Nathan.