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2014-08-14 23:00

Los Angeles - Robin Williams will be honoured during a special segment at the upcoming Emmy Awards.

Organisers of the 66th annual event, set to take place in Los Angeles on 25 August, plan to include plenty of tributes to the 63-year-old actor, whose body was discovered by his personal assistant at his home in Tiburon, California on Monday after he committed suicide.

Executive producer of the star-studded ceremony Don Mischer told PEOPLE.com: "Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion. While we are all still coming to terms with this week's tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves."

The In Memoriam section of the ceremony usually pays tribute to Hollywood stars and respected members of the film industry who died over the previous year.

The Mrs. Doubtfire star's family members and close friends have started planning the Oscar-winning actor's private funeral and a public memorial is also in the works.

A source recently said: "Everyone is obviously just stunned that Robin committed suicide...his family is holed up together and beginning to make plans for a very private funeral.

"There will most likely be a public memorial to celebrate his life that his fans can be a part of."

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