Watch Billy Crystal’s Touching Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys

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Aug. 25 2014 11:18 PM

Watch Billy Crystal’s Touching Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actor Billy Crystal (R) speaks in tribute to the late Robin Williams onstage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Two weeks have passed, and it’s still hard to believe that Robin Williams is gone. The many tributes from peers and fans alike keep coming, and at the Emmy Awards ceremony, the entertainer was given yet another touching remembrance, this one from his good friend Billy Crystal.

“It’s very hard to talk about him in the past,” Crystal said, “because he was so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.”

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Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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