St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital releases statement on Robin Williams’ death

Robin Williams with St. Jude patient Darcy in 2013. (Photo: Stjude.org)

Robin Williams with St. Jude patient Darcy in 2013. (Photo: Stjude.org)

Robin Williams was very active with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping raise awareness about the need for money for pediatric cancer research.

St. Jude released a statement Monday following the beloved actor’s death:

“Today the world lost an iconic man and entertainer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital lost an incredible friend and supporter. We send our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Robin Williams.

Mr. Williams generously gave his time to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude and for our patients battling childhood cancer. His humor brought bright smiles and laughter to our patients and families and his generosity deeply touched the hearts of all who knew him. He and his family remain in our thoughts and prayers.”

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