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Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

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FILE - This Nov. 18, 2006 file photo shows comedians Robin Williams, from left, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal posing after hoasting "Comic Relief" at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Keith Shimada, File)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: Mourning Robin Williams

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:

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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.



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