A visibly shaken Conan O'Brien broke the news of Robin Williams' death to his live studio audience Monday night after word came in during a taping of his talk show.
Because most late-night shows are taped earlier in the day, reports surfaced of the comedian's apparent suicide while an episode of Conan was filming.
"We got some news during the show that Robin Williams has passed away," the 51-year-old said at the end of the hour to audible gasps in the audience. "This is absolutely shocking and horrifying and so upsetting on every level."
He, along with co-host Andy Richter and guest Will Arnett, spoke briefly of the 63-year-old's immeasurable talent and infectious personality.
"He was an amazingly kind and generous person," Andy shared, while Will added, "As funny as he was — he's truly one of the all-time greats — he was even better as a person...one of the kindest guys that I've ever worked with."
Conan concluded, "We're just processing this information literally at this moment. We are thinking of Robin's family, we're thinking about everybody who he touched around the world throughout his life, and we're thinking about Robin tonight."
The Good Will Hunting actor was found dead yesterday morning, Aug. 11, from an apparent suicide. He leaves behind his wife Susan and children Zachary, Zelda and Cody.
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