SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor Ed Lee issued the following statement Monday on the passing of beloved actor Robin Williams:
“San Francisco mourns the profound loss of Robin Williams who inspired us with his comedy and art. His legacy has had a deep and inspiring impact on our city and on our residents.
“His ties to San Francisco were deep, having found early success in our city’s comedy clubs with his popular stand-up routines and where he was destined to launch a successful career that included starring roles in classic television shows and big-screen success, including an Academy Award.
“Despite his success, he has never forgotten San Francisco. He was a philanthropist who gave generously, and he was a friend of the city.
“San Francisco is heartbroken by the tragic loss of Robin Williams, who forever changed the world with laughter and joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time of mourning.”