LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Presenter Robin Williams speaks during the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for PCA)
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Stars and fans have all posted their heartbreaking responses to the death of Robin Williams. But one of the actor's dearest friends, one who many may have thought could not comprehend what his death means, is now mourning the loss.
In 2001, Williams met Koko after her lifelong gorilla companion died. She had not smiled in over 6 months, until Williams came in. Officials with the foundation said that not only did Koko cheer up, but she had transformed him from his usual manic self to a "mellow, sensitive, empathetic guy."