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Comedian Scott Capurro pays tribute to Robin Williams

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 01:07

Comedian Scott Capurro, who acted alongside Robin Williams in the film Mrs Doubtfire, speaks about the late comedian. Edward Baran reports.

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Scott Capurro, who acted alongside Robin Williams in the 1993 hit "Mrs Doubtfire", spoke on Tuesday August 12 of his sadness at the death of the Oscar-winning and groundbreaking comedian, shortly after a coroner said Williams hanged himself. Williams, who was 63, was found dead at his home by his personal assistant on Monday. SOUNDBITE, Scott Capurro, actor and comedian, saying (English): "It's terrible news. He was a great, a great comedy icon and a wonderful man, very generous, and an inspiration to a lot of generations of comics and I'm sure he'll continue to be that. Capurro explained how Williams gave him his break when he auditioned for 'Mrs Doubtfire'. SOUNDBITE, Scott Capurro, actor and comedian, saying (English): "I met him in a comedy club after I'd auditioned for his film Mrs Doubtfire and the club owner encouraged I approach him and tell him I'd auditioned. I was too shy but I finally did and Robin said 'well which role' and I said 'well the role of Aunt Jack' and then he said 'well that shouldn't be a problem' and before I knew it I was on the set with him and Harvey Fierstein for a week." Tributes to Williams have continued to pour in from his co-stars, comedians,and generations of fans.

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Comedian Scott Capurro pays tribute to Robin Williams

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 01:07