Sarah Michelle Gellar: Robin Williams Was “Father I’d Always Dreamed Of Having”

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A devastated Sarah Michelle Gellar called Robin Williams the father she “always dreamed of having” in a statement on Tuesday, one day after Williams’ shocking suicide led to an outpouring of grief across Hollywood.

Last year, Gellar and Williams became close while co-starring in the series “The Crazy Ones.”

“My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams. To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the father I had always dreamed of having,” said Gellar.

The actress added, “There are not enough adjectives to describe the light he was, to anyone that ever had the pleasure to meet him. I will miss him everyday, but I know the memory of him will live on.”

“And to his family, I thank them for letting us know him and seeing the joy they brought him,” she said. “Us crazy ones love you.”

Gellar concluded by saying, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Williams was 63.

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