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Conan O’Brien Learns Of Robin Williams’ Death During Live Taping Of His Talk Show

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Today, we continue to mourn the loss of Robin Williams. The Academy Award-winning comedian touched the lives of millions through his work.

Earlier this morning, Carson and Producer Angie both recounted how they learned of the sad news. Like many of us, they heard through text messages, emails, and social media.

Conan O’Brien, however, was in the middle of taping his late night talk show when the story broke.

Afterwards, he shared the news with his stunned live audience.

“I’m sorry to anyone in our studio audience that I’m breaking this news,” O’Brien explained. “This is absolutely shocking and horrifying and so upsetting on every level.”

“As funny as he was – he’s truly one of the all-time greats – he was even better as a person,” guest Will Arnett shared, “He was even more fantastic … one of the kindest guys that I’ve ever worked with … it’s a major, major loss for everybody.”

Watch the somber moment below:


-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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