The Argo director shared a message with his fans on his Facebook page earlier today.
“Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams”
Matt Damon and Robin Williams in a scene from Good Will Hunting.
Affleck and close pal Matt Damon co-wrote and starred in Hunting with Williams in 1997. The film earned Damon and Affleck an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, while Williams nabbed an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, his first and only Oscar win.
In the movie, Robin plays Dr. Sean Maguire, a therapist struggling to cope with the death of his wife.
Check out his moving speech from the 1998 Oscars below.
Fans in Boston, where GWH was filmed, also paid tribute to the deceased Mork & Mindy star. Carl Stevens, a reporter for Boston’s WBZ NewsRadio station tweeted this photo of the bench where Williams and Damon shot one of the film’s iconic scenes.
— Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) August 12, 2014