The world was shocked last night at the news of the passing of actor/comedian Robin Williams. Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to express his sadness:
Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams' passing. He was an incomparable talent and a great human being. Rest in peace.- Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 12, 2014
For many Apple fans, the news was especially poignant considering that one of his last projects was to provide the voiceover for Apple's "Your Verse" ad for the iPad Air. In the ad, Williams read his monologue from the 1989 film "Dead Poets Society":
The TUAW staff wishes to extend its condolences to the family and close friends of Mr. Williams on their loss.