The news of US comedian and actor Robin Williams' death has triggered a huge outpouring of tributes across social media, with people remembering their favourite Williams moments.

Every 'trending' phrase on Twitter today is related to the comic genius, including: #RIPRobinWilliams, 'Good Morning Vietnam', 'Dead Poets Society', 'Flubber', and 'Jumanji'.

We asked you to share your favourite movies and memories.

 

Rita Brown: "So many memories but Robin made me really laugh when he was a doctor in 9 months."

Sandra Flowers: "Rip Robin Williams such a sad sad loss you made me laugh and cry in so many ways xxx"

Marj Faith sadly missed but left us with so much fun in all his films.... RIP

Karla Hickson "such memories of seeing Good Morning Vietnam for the first time xx

Wendy Kelly Throwing a lemon at the back of he's ex wifes new boyfriend in the film mrs doubt fire

Les Morgan as a teenage fan of Monk & Mindy this is how i remember Robin Williams, Nano Nano

Laura Joyce Such an amazing Actor and Comedian,he will never be forgotten.He played so many roles in Films and TV shows that i grew up watching.

Christopher Cahill I could be here all day. "You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to" (Good Will Hunting) A damn shame it wasn't quite enough"

Christopher Cahill OK one more - "You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally... I don't give a s**t about all that, because you know what, I can't learn anything from you, I can't read in some f***in' book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't want to do that do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief."

Williams' last tweet was August 1.

Mork and Mindy - Pam Dawber and Robin Williams

The Mork and Mindy star had been suffering with depression and addictions.

In a statement, his wife, Susan Schneider, said she was "utterly heartbroken".

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken," she said.

"On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

Ben Stiller and Robin Williams in Night at the Museum.
 

The actor starred in almost 50 feature films. Some of his best-loved characters include Mrs Doubtfire, Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting, the voice of the Genie in Aladdin and Captain Hook.

The Academy's poignant picture and quote has been retweeted almost a quarter of a million times.

   

Robin Williams photo gallery

The Oscar winner was found unconscious at his home near Tiburon, California. The 63-year-old's death is being reported as suspected suicide.

Billy Crystal and Robin Williams in Father's Day

His wife, Ms Schneider, asks that people remember him for the 'joy he brought to the world'.

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