Billy Crystal Pays Tribute To Robin Williams During Emmys 'In Memoriam'

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Sunday night's Emmy Awards In Memoriam segment started with a live rendition of "Smile."

While Peter O'Toole, Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Maya Angelou, and many others were all honored, the segment ended with Robin Williams, who died earlier this month.

Williams' longtime friend Billy Crystal eulogized the late actor, saying: "He made us laugh hard, every time you saw him... I spent many hours on stage with Robin and the brilliance was astounding."

"He could be funny anywhere," Crystal continued. "We were such great friends that he would come to all of our family gatherings... As genius as he was on stage, he was the best friend you could ever imagine. It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in our lives."

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