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Reba McEntire Shares Precious Memory of Robin Williams

Reba McEntire, Robin Williams
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Shortly after the devastating news of Robin Williams‘ death broke, fans and celebs alike took to social media to mourn. Reba McEntire shared a fond memory of the late actor, remembering an event she and Williams attended together, at which she was the emcee.

Apparently it was Williams who came to McEntire’s rescue at a benefit dinner and auction, Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, when she was having trouble wrangling the crowd. It’s something McEntire will never forget.

A post to her official Facebook page reads:

My favorite memory of Robin Williams was from Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night. I was the em-cee at the benefit dinner/auction, trying to get everyone to take their seats so we could start the show but not having much success. Jim Carrey jumps up on his chair at the head table and says, “Hey!! Do you know who that is? That’s Reba McEntire! Now sit down and shut up!” Robin at the other end of the head table, stands on his chair and says the same thing but in a foreign language! The crowd loved it, laughed and found their seats. I was speechless and in awe of these very talented wonderful men.

“I will miss Robin so much, as we all will,” McEntire continues. “Thank God we have so many wonderful memories of him, his wit, talent, big heart and generosity. Love you Robin.”

Next: Watch Conan's Live Tribute to Robin Williams

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