Affleck 'heartbroken' by Robin Williams' death

2014-08-13 20:00

Los Angeles - Hollywood actor-director Ben Affleck said Tuesday he was "heartbroken" by the apparent suicide of his Good Will Hunting co-star Robin Williams.

Williams, 63, was found dead with a belt around his neck Monday at his home outside San Francisco, police said, stunning his worldwide legion of fans and colleagues.

"Heartbroken. Thanks chief - for your friendship and for what you gave the world," said Affleck on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams."

Williams won the best supporting actor Oscar in 1998 for his portrayal of a college professor in "Good Will Hunting," directed by Gus Van Sant.

Affleck and Damon also won an Academy Award for its script, which they co-wrote.

The film with Damon in the title role as a self-taught math wizard launched the duo's Hollywood careers.

A park bench in Boston that appears in Good Will Hunting was among many sites associated with Williams' movies that fans turned into shrines to the beloved thespian.

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