At least someone is calling the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards’ tribute to Robin Williams “touching.” But for most who chronicled the evening on social media or recapped it afterwards, the VMAs' 20-second tribute to the late comedian came off as awkward, undercooked, or just plain forced.
Susan Schneider, the wife of Robin Williams, has disclosed that her late husband was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease at the time of his death earlier this week. Schneider stated that her husband had not yet made a public comment about this diagnosis.
Following his suicide earlier this week, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur Wednesday posted a tribute song called "Robin (A Tribute To Robin Williams 1951-2014)" for download with an accompanying video of the actor's most memorable performances.
As fans continue to process the news of Robin Williams' death, those closest to him are also trying to put their grief into words. On Tuesday, a day after Williams was found dead at age 63, his three children and their mother, Robin's ex-wife Marsha Garces Williams, have all released personal statements.
Questlove is rarely at a loss for words, but Robin Williams’ sudden, tragic death has left most observers in a state of shock. Even so, the Roots drummer put together one of the most fitting tributes we’ve seen thus far for the comedian who brought joy and laughter to so many.