Conan O’Brien & Will Arnett Pay Emotional Respects To Robin Williams

Last night’s episode of Conan ended on a sad note, one that hasn’t really been felt before on the late-night comedy program.

During the course of the taping, Conan, Andy Richter and their guest Will Arnett were informed of Robin Williams’ sudden death.

Monday’s episode of Conan ended on an unusually somber note. The cause: During the course of taping that evening’s show, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, and their guest Will Arnett got word of Robin Williams’ unexpected death.

“We tape these shows a few hours early, and by the time you see this now on TV, I’m sure that you’ll know. I’m sorry to anybody in our studio audience that I’m breaking this news—this is absolutely shocking and horrifying, and so upsetting on every level,” a visibly shaken O’Brien explained at the end of the show.

O’Brien and Richter then took time to remember their friend. Will Arnett said:

“As funny as he was— he’s truly one of the all-time greats — he was even better as a person. He was even more fantastic. Just the loveliest, sweetest, one of the kindest guys that I’ve ever worked with. Just such a soft, warm, emotionally sweet guy, and it’s a major, major loss for everybody.”

The tribute can be seen below:

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