Watch the VMAs Honor Robin Williams With Coldplay-Assisted Tribute Video

A tribute to Robin Williams at the 2014 VMAs
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A tribute to Robin Williams at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. 

The VMAs took a break from the awards and performances to observe one of the saddest moments of 2014 -- the death of acting legend Robin Williams.

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Without much warning, the live broadcast segued into a sequence of Robin Williams photos, accompanied by Coldplay’s 2014 single, “A Sky Full Of Stars.” No presenter was asked to introduce the tribute, as the VMA directors apparently figured the ode would speak for itself.

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Earlier in the evening, the VMAs observed the death of Michael Brown and the events in Ferguson, Mo. with a moment of silence.

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