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Tributes paid to Robin Williams

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Mourned: Robin Williams, in his Oscar-winning role in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting

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Mourned: Robin Williams, in his Oscar-winning role in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting

TRIBUTES have been paid to Robin Williams, the American actor and comedian, who was found dead at home in California, on Monday.

"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between," said the President of the United States, Barack Obama. "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."

An Episcopalian, Mr Williams once listed his "Top 10 Reasons to be an Episcopalian":

"10. No snake-handling. 9. You can believe in dinosaurs. 8. Male and female God created them; male and female we ordain them. 7. You don't have to check your brains at the door. 6. Pew aerobics. 5. Church year is color-coded. 4. Free wine on Sunday. 3. All of the pageantry - none of the guilt. 2. You don't have to know how to swim to get baptized. 1. No matter what you believe, there's bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you."

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