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Billy Crystal Will Honor Robin Williams at Emmy Awards Show

Aug 20 2014, 3:00pm CDT | by , in News

Crystal will lead a tribute to Robin Williams at Monday's 66th Primetime Emmy Awards .

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Billy Crystal Will Honor Robin Williams at Emmy Awards Show

Comedian Billy Crystal has been silent on twitter since the death of Robin Williams earlier this month, but the comedy icon is soon to break his silence at the upcoming Emmy Award show on August 25th the show's producers said Wednesday.

Emmy Awards executive producer Don Mischer announced Wednesday that Crystal has been called upon to lead a tribute to Williams during the show's In Memoriam segment, which honors stars who have passed away.

“We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable,” Mischer said. “Billy seemed like the perfect choice.”

Crystal, Williams, and Whoopi Goldberg hosted eight editions of the “Comic Relief” telethons on HBO during the 1980s and ’90s, as well as a 2006 event to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Crystal and Williams also starred together in the 1997 comedy "Fathers' Day" and remained friends over the years. On the day of Williams' death, Crystal tweeted simply, "No words."

Crystal will speak for Williams and other actors who passed away over the last year in a memorial segment titled "In Memoriam," that gives special tribute to the actors careers and lives.  Grammy-nominated singer Sara Bareilles will also perform during the tribute, Mischer announced.

Previously announced presenters include Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Halle Berry, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis, Gwen Stefani, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Harrelson, Julianna Margulies, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts and Kerry Washington.

The Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs this coming Monday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

 

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