Matt Damon: Robin Williams Was a "Beautiful Man," "I Will Never, Ever Forget Him"

Celebrity News Aug. 12, 2014 AT 9:30PM
Matt Damon and Robin Williams Matt Damon mourns Good Will Hunting costar Robin Williams Credit: Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP Images

After Ben Affleck revealed on Tuesday, Aug. 12, that he is "heartbroken" about Robin Williams' suicide, his Good Will Hunting costar Matt Damon said in a statement to Us Weekly that he'll "never, ever forget" the late comedic actor.

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"Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever," Damon wrote of his Good Will Hunting costar, who took his own life at the age of 63 on Aug. 11. "He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him."

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Both Damon and Affleck rose to fame when they costarred with the comedian in the 1997 drama, which they wrote. Williams went on to win a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance as Dr. Sean Maguire while Affleck and Damon scored an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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Affleck wrote in his own statement that Williams made his and Damon's dreams come true. "Robin had a ton of love in him," Affleck wrote on Facebook. "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."

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