State Department on Robin Williams: 'His Humor Was Just That Expansive'

State Department on Robin Williams: 'His Humor Was Just That Expansive'

Secretary of State John Kerry offered a tribute to actor Robin Williams Tuesday morning.

“There wasn’t anybody Robin Williams couldn’t touch. His humor was just that expansive,” Kerry said in a statement dispatched by the State Department.

Williams died in a suspected suicide Monday.

According to Kerry, Williams “was an absolute genius, with an extraordinary zest for his profession.”

“It’s safe to say that there was more going on in him in one minute than most people in a week. He loved people and he committed himself to any issue that concerned him,” Kerry continued, adding: 

Robin wasn’t just a huge creative genius, but a caring, involved citizen. I’ll always be grateful for his personal friendship and his support for the causes that we both cared about deeply. We will all miss Robin’s uncanny impressions, zany observations, and cutting-edge quips that found the truth as well as the humor. 

“Teresa and I join the millions he inspired around the world in offering our deepest condolences to his family at this immensely difficult moment,” he concluded.

Monday evening, President Obama offered condolences to Williams’ “family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.”

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