The big story today on social media is the passing of celebrated comedian and movie star Robin Williams. He died Monday at the age of 63 in his home near San Francisco from an apparent suicide. According to a statement issued from a representative, he had been battling severe depression of late.
Williams had a devoted following that is evident from the sheer number people who took to social media to remember him.
In the six hours after the news broke of his passing, he had 7.5 million mentions on Twitter.
Originally, the response was of disbelief, but as word spread, celebrities and fans alike shared their sentiments, many citing quotes from their favorite films.
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