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The Cricket’s Daily 3: Mourning Robin Williams

First Published      Last Updated Aug 13 2014 08:06 am

This is the part of the blog where I usually say, "Here's what's being talked about in pop culture". But there's only one thing being talked about in pop culture today: The death of Robin Williams.

Here are some of the interesting things being written and spoken about Williams:

The AP obituary.

• Salt Lake Tribune TV critic Scott D. Pierce writes about meeting Williams last year.

An appreciation by The New York Times' A.O. Scott.

Hollywood celebrities took to Twitter to register their shock and sadness.

President Barack Obama issued a moving statement that sums up what many of us feel. Such statements are pretty rare from President Obama.

• The Boston park bench where Williams and Matt Damon filmed a major scene in "Good Will Hunting" became a makeshift shrine.

Conan O'Brien learned of Williams' death mid-show Monday night, and he, Andy Richter and guest Will Arnett paid tribute on the air.