Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Robin Williams

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the announcement of the passing of actor Robin Williams:

“Today, the world has lost a great genius and San Francisco has lost a loyal friend.  The news of Robin Williams’ passing brought deep sadness to a universe that he had filled with laughter.  Robin Williams was a brilliant comedian – one of the funniest of them all because he was one of the most brilliant of them all.  The spontaneity of his humor always took us by surprise; the seriousness of his acting did not.  I hope it is a comfort to his family that the world mourns their loss and are praying for them at this time.”