Robin Williams remembered at private memorial service attended by family and famous friends

The life of the late actor was celebrated in San Francisco

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Robin Williams was honoured at a tribute service on Saturday 27 September in San Francisco, the actor’s hometown.

The memorial was apparently attended by numerous famous friends of Williams, including Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, George Lucas, Penny Marshall, Danny De Vito, Rhea Perlman, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gus Van Sant, Chris Columbus, Jeff Bridges,Minnie Driver, Marlo Thomas, Josh Groban, Seth Green, Eddie Izzard, Richard Lewis and Pam Dawber.

His wife, Susan Schneider, and three children, Cody, Zelda and Zak, were among those to give speeches. Tributes also came from Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Idle and Admiral Mike Mullen.

Held at the Curran Theatre, Stevie Wonder provided the music, along with the Glide Memorial Choir & Band.

A reception was then held in Westin St. Francis Hotel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Williams took his own life on 11 August in his California home, aged 63. He had recently been suffering from severe depression.

His ashes were scattered near his family home over San Francisco Bay.

Last week, his daughter, Zelda, thanked the public for their support following her father’s death.

"I just want to say thank you for all the stories and letters I've been receiving, especially from those who've also lost loved ones," she tweeted.

"I don't come online often, but reading of others who have dealt with this loss & gone on to live happy, full lives is helpful. Truly."

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