Late actor Robin Williams will receive a tribute at the 2014 Emmy Awards led by fellow actor-comedian Billy Crystal, executive producer Don Mischer confirmed.
‘Something Powerful and Memorable’
Mischer said Williams will be honored during the “In Memoriam” segment, which will be part of the August 25 ceremony.
“While we are all still coming to terms with this week’s tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves,” he said in a statement.
“We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice,” Mischer added.
The segment will feature a performance from singer Sara Bareilles, who recently dedicated her song “Hercules” to Williams.
The 63-year-old actor was found unconscious in his home on August 11.
His death had a huge impact on the entertainment community. Williams’ decision to take his own life has left everyone, from family and friends to fans shocked and devastated.