The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is planning to honor comedy legend Robin Williams during its Aug. 25 telecast (8 p.m. on NBC) in the wake of the actor’s shocking death on Monday.
ABC News said it apologized for streaming video of actor Robin Williams’ home after news of his death broke Monday. “When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately,” the network unit said in a statement. “Our intention was not to be insensitive to his family, friends and fans, and for that we apologize.”
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Legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams died on Monday. He was 63. Williams, who most recently starred in the CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, had recently entered rehab in July, though it was reported at the time that he had entered rehab in order to maintain his long-term sobriety. The sheriff’s office said the preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.
Robin Williams’ new CBS comedy, The Crazy Ones, debuted before 15.6 million people on Thursday night. It competed directly at 9 p.m. ET with The Michael J. Fox on NBC, which was seen by 7.2 million people.