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Robin Williams Dead: Disney Pay Tribute To The 'Aladdin' Star Calling Him A 'True Disney Legend'

12/08/2014 13:36 BST | Updated 12/08/2014 13:59 BST

The Disney film company have paid tribute to Robin Williams, who died on Monday, aged 63.

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The actor, who lent his vocal talents to the 1992 animated Disney film, 'Aladdin' as the Genie, was found dead from a suspected suicide at his California home according to the Marin County Coroner's office.

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Robin Williams with the Disney character 'Genie'

A GIF featuring the Genie and Aladdin was posted on Twitter along with the message: "He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed."

Disney chairman, Bob Iger, has also paid his respects to the 'Mrs. Doubtfire' star, describing him as 'an incredible actor and comedic genius'.

"We're deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh," he said.

"An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world's favourite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC's Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney's Aladdin.

"We join Robin's friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time."

RIP Robin Williams (1951-2014)

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