Billy Crystal Will Honor Robin Williams During Emmy Telecast

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20 Aug 2014

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Comedian and actor Billy Crystal, last seen on Broadway in the return of his acclaimed solo show 700 Sundays, will offer a tribute to the late Robin Williams during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place Aug. 25 in Los Angeles, according to Variety.

Emmy producer Don Mischer revealed the news during the Emmy red carpet roll-out event Aug. 20.

Williams died Aug. 11 at the age of 63.

Following the news of Williams' death Crystal tweeted "No words."

Williams starred in a number of theatrical productions, including Mike Nichols’ 1988 Off-Broadway version of Waiting for Godot, co-starring with Steve Martin; and his own one-man show, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway. In 2011 he made his acting debut on Broadway in the title role of Rajiv Joseph’s drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

Read's obituary for Mr. Williams here.

The Emmy awards broadcast, honoring excellence in television, will be hosted by Seth Meyers.