Tributes pour in for Robin Williams

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Tributes have poured in across the internet to the late actor Robin Williams.

Williams, who starred as a gay man in cult classic The Birdcage, was found dead in his home yesterday, age 63.

A police spokesperson said the death is suspected to be a “suicide due to asphyxia”, but a final determination is yet to be made.

Famous names including Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Cher, Ellen DeGeneres and Kristin Chenoweth have taken to social media to pay tribute to the star.

US President Barack Obama said in a statement: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and everything in between.

“But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.

“He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalised on our own streets.”