Robin Williams Remembered By Joan Rivers & Gilbert Gottfried

Robin Williams was loved by so many in the comedy world and on Tuesday, two of the late star's colleagues remembered him.

On Tuesday's Access Hollywood Live, Joan Rivers called in and opened about the death of Robin.

"I couldn't believe it... You have to be in such depth, such a black moment in your life," Joan said. "And yes, comics go up and down and we're all manic depressive and he was a wild crazy genius, but my God, no one had an inkling that it was this bad."

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In 2008, Robin and Joan met the British Royal family together, and it was a moment where Robin's talents shined.

"He would just go off on any tangent and be funny and adorable. Nobody could do anything but laugh. The Royals were so reserved and kept in such a box... [but], they totally let go with [Robin] and adored him," she recalled.

Joan was quick to point out that Robin was so much more than what people saw on stage.

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"He was an amazing actor, everyone is forgetting," she said. "[It's] very sad, very sad."

Fellow comic Gilbert Gottfried also remembered the late star on Tuesday's Access Hollywood Live.

Gilbert recalled a time early in his career, where Robin gave him the stage first while they both performed at a comedy club in New York City.

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"When I got off stage he was laughing and wiping his eyes and [said to me], 'Oh, you really roasted my cookies,'" he fondly recalled.

Robin Williams, Bob Saget and Gilbert Gottfried in 2007 - Getty

(Robin Williams, Bob Saget and Gilbert Gottfried in 2007 - Getty)

During the course of their comedy careers, Robin was always generous with Gilbert and often called on him to come on stage when they were playing the same club.

"[It was] exhilarating and exhausting at the same time when you worked with Robin," he explained. "You had to keep on your toes every second. He was more than a comedian. I always felt he was a comedy force of nature."

As previously reported on, a rep for the actor confirmed he died on Monday. Robin was 63.

-- Jesse Spero

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