Conan O’Brien Addresses News Of Robin Williams’ Death

Posted Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:45 AM GMT

He had already taped his show for the night, so when Conan O’Brien learned that Robin Williams died yesterday (August 11) he knew he had to fire up the cameras again for a touching postlude.

Joined by cohost Andy Richter and guest Will Arnett, the crimson-haired comedian shared his initial reaction to the tragic news.

Conan explained, "We're just processing this information literally at this moment. We are thinking of Robin's family, we're thinking about everyone how he touched around the world throughout his life, and we're thinking about Robin tonight."

“He was an amazingly kind and generous person,” added Richter, visibly holding back tears as he spoke.

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