Tributes from fans, friends, family, and former costars have poured in since the news of the death of Robin Williams broke late Monday. Ben Affleck, who co-starred with Williams in the late actor's Oscar-winning film "Good Will Hunting," offered his own tribute Tuesday.
Affleck, who also co-wrote "Hunting," wrote on his Facebook page that he was "heartbroken" over Williams's passing, and noted how Williams's presence in the film allowed it to reach the heights that it did.
"Thanks chief -- for your friendship and for what you gave the world," Affleck wrote. "Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything."
Affleck and Damon were still relative Hollywood newcomers when they won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "Hunting," launching them into superstar status. Williams picked up the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role as Dr. Sean Maguire, a psychiatrist who works with Damon's titular character while also grappling with the recent loss of his wife.
The bench in a Boston park that Williams sat on for a pivotal "Hunting" scene with Damon has since become a makeshift memorial to the actor, which sprung up in the hours after news of his passing was first announced. Fans wrote famous lines from Williams's movies and TV shows in chalk around the bench, including those from "Hunting," "Dead Poets Society," "Aladdin," "Hook," "Fern Gully," and "Mork & Mindy."
Williams was found dead in his Northern California home on Monday, and his death has since been ruled a suicide. He was 63.
[via: Ben Affleck, BuzzFeed]