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"He Made Us Laugh, He Made Us Cry"Read President Obama’s Heartfelt Statement About Robin Williams in Wake of the Actor’s Death

President Obama gave a touching, fitting tribute this evening to the late Robin Williams, perfectly summing up the varied roles the actor played throughout his colorful life.

He said, "Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit."

"He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams."

Click through the gallery below to see the actor in many of his guises throughout his 35 years as a beloved actor.

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