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Broadway's ALADDIN Genies React to Robin Williams' Death

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Broadway's ALADDIN Genies React to Robin Williams' Death

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014. He was 63.

Williams is well known for his voice work as the high-energy, pun-tastic, hilarious 'Genie' in Disney's 1992 animated film. And now cast members from Broadway's Aladdin have reacted to the actor's passing, including the show's current, Tony-winning 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart and standby Michael James Scott.

Scroll down to see what the actors had to say, and stay tuned for updates...

Iglehart tweeted:

Robin Williams! 1 of the Greatest Period. I just want to say Thank You for the laughs. #FallenHero

- james m. iglehart (@jamesmiglehart) August 11, 2014

and

My prayers go out to the Williams Family.

- james m. iglehart (@jamesmiglehart) August 11, 2014

Scott, who plays Babkak and is on standby as the Genie, wrote on Facebook:

"It's a true Honor to be apart of a legacy created by a world Icon who to this day is still putting smiles on people's faces and joy in their hearts. You'll never be forgotten Robin Williams. Thank you for the gift you've given a heck of a lot of people."

...and tweeted:

Rest in Beautiful Peace #RobinWilliams

- Michael James Scott (@iamMJScott) August 11, 2014

Williams was a fixture of the entertainment world, a renowned comedian, screen actor and stage star. He rose to fame after his role as 'Mork' in the TV series Mork & Mindy and went on to star in the movies Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King and Good Will Hunting, for which he won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The actor starred on the silver screen in comedies such as Popeye, Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage, Night at the Museum and Happy Feet. He recently appeared in the films The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Boulevard and Lee Daniels' The Butler, as well as the comedy series The Crazy Ones opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar. Williams' upcoming projects include Merry Friggin' Christmas, Absolutely Anything and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Williams made his Broadway debut in 2002 in Robin Williams: Live on Broadway and returned in 2011 for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. He also appeared off-Broadway opposite Steve Martin in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at Lincoln Center in 1988.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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