Conan O’Brien delivers news of Robin Williams’ death to audience while taping his show

NEW YORK, New York – Conan O’ Brien delivered the sad news to his studio audience about the death of Robin Williams.

The talk show host was in the middle of taping his show when news broke of the comedian’s passing.

“He was an amazingly kind and generous person, and it’s got to be a terrible time for his family,” comedian Andy Richter said Monday night on ‘Conan’.

“He’s truly one of the all-time greats,” said actor Will Arnett, who was a guest on the program. “He was even better as a person. He was even more fantastic — just the loveliest, sweetest, one-of-a kindest guys that I have ever worked with.” Arnett described Williams as “a soft, warm, emotionally sweet guy.”

“We are thinking of Robin’s family. We are thinking about everyone he touched around the world through his life and we are thinking about Robin,” O’Brien said.

Williams apparently took his own life at his northern California home, law enforcement officials said Monday. He was 63