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Comedian Scott Capurro pays tribute to Robin Williams

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Reuters

Scott Capurro, who acted alongside Robin Williams in the 1993 hit "Mrs Doubtfire", spoke on Tuesday August 12 of his sadness at the death of the Oscar-winning and groundbreaking comedian, shortly after a coroner said Williams hanged himself.

Williams, who was 63, was found dead at his home by his personal assistant on Monday.

SOUNDBITE, Scott Capurro, actor and comedian, saying (English):

"It's terrible news. He was a great, a great comedy icon and a wonderful man, very generous, and an inspiration to a lot of generations of comics and I'm sure he'll continue to be that.

Capurro explained how Williams gave him his break when he auditioned for 'Mrs Doubtfire'.

SOUNDBITE, Scott Capurro, actor and comedian, saying (English):

"I met him in a comedy club after I'd auditioned for his film Mrs Doubtfire and the club owner encouraged I approach him and tell him I'd auditioned. I was too shy but I finally did and Robin said 'well which role' and I said 'well