Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/20/2014 5:57 PM

Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • FILE - This Feb. 28, 2004 file photo shows Oscar host Billy Crystal, center, and presenter Robin Williams, right, joking around after a writers' meeting for the 76th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The producer of the Emmys says that Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams during the awards ceremony. Executive producer Don Mischer said that Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year. Williams was found dead by suicide in his Northern California home Aug. 11.

      FILE - This Feb. 28, 2004 file photo shows Oscar host Billy Crystal, center, and presenter Robin Williams, right, joking around after a writers' meeting for the 76th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The producer of the Emmys says that Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams during the awards ceremony. Executive producer Don Mischer said that Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year. Williams was found dead by suicide in his Northern California home Aug. 11.

 
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, Emmy executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement Wednesday.

Mischer said the memorial segment during Monday's ceremony will include a performance from Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.

Williams was found dead in his Northern California home on Aug. 11.

At last year's Emmys, Williams honored his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters during the tribute segment.

The Emmy Awards will be broadcast by NBC.

Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    Winner - 2015 Best Website
    Illinois Press Association
    Illinois Press Association