‘Aladdin’ Co-Star and Composer Pay Tribute to Robin Williams
Aladdin composer and the animated Disney film’s star have added their tributes to Robin Williams after learning of his suicide on Monday.
Scott Weinger, who voiced the lead in the film which featured Williams as Genie, has joined several of the funnyman’s co-stars in remembering him.
He tweets, “Farewell to my childhood hero and my Genie. The world won’t be the same without him.”
Farewell to my childhood hero and my Genie. The world won't be the same without him.
— Scott Weinger (@ScottWeinger) August 11, 2014
And composer Alan Menken, who worked on the Oscar-nominated Aladdin tune “Friend Like Me” with Williams, has issued a statement to Billboard.com, which reads:
“If I had only watched Robin Williams on the TV screen, in the movies or on stage, I would consider myself blessed for having simply experienced his brilliance, his joy, his humor and his heart.
“The fact that I had the honor of sharing the creative process with him is an honor and a privilege that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
The Academy also remembered Williams with a tear-jerking Aladdin tribute:
Genie, you're free. pic.twitter.com/WjA9QuuldD
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 12, 2014
Photo Credit: Disney