Members of Congress React to Williams’ Death


Robin Williams and Rep. Doris Matsui

Robin Williams and Rep. Doris Matsui

Nikkei members of Congress were among those reacting to the apparent suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams on Monday.

“His art brought joy to millions of lives. He will be missed,” said Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside). “If you or anybody you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.”

“Yesterday we lost an incredible man and entertainer who brought joy to all he touched,” said Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento). “It was such a pleasure to meet him and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

“We lost more than a Bay Area legend and world-renowned actor. We lost a man who could make us laugh, cry and remember,” said Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose), who called Williams a friend. “An amazing actor, a great human being, we thank him for challenging social norms and for making us better.”



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