Pierce Brosnan Talks Robin Williams' Death, Mrs. Doubtfire Co-Star Will be "Loved Forever and Missed Forever"

Celebrity News Aug. 14, 2014 AT 6:00AM
Pierce Brosnan remembers his pal Robin Williams Pierce Brosnan remembers his pal Robin Williams Credit: SGranitz/WireImage via Getty

Pierce Brosnan remembered his good friend and Mrs. Doubtfire co-star Robin Williams as he walked the red carpet in Hollywood on Wednesday, Aug. 13, describing working with the comedy great as "sheer magic."

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Brosnan was in Los Angeles to attend the premiere of his latest movie The November Man at the TCL Chinese Theatre. But while the Irish star attempted to be in an upbeat mood to talk action scenes and filming in Belgrade, he admitted he was struggling in the aftermath of the loss of his pal Williams.

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"It is a deeply sad time for us all on the loss of Robin Williams," the former James Bond star told Us Weekly. "My first day on set, they said, 'Do you want to meet Robin?' I had never met the man, I was so excited. I was so thrilled to have this job in the company of this great star comedian," he continued.

"I walked into the trailer and there was Robin in a pair of Ugg boots, hairy legs, shorts, Hawaiian shirt and hairy chest. That's how I met Robin Williams, and that's how I met Mrs. Doubtfire. And I had the time of my life. Every day was just sheer magic with the man. His hilarity, his grace, his brilliance of mind and soul. His reverence, sincerity. [It’s a] deep loss."

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Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, Calif. home on Monday, Aug. 11, having taken his own life. Brosnan admitted the thought of his friend in such despair is hard to take.

"It really has cut deep into all our hearts that he is gone and that he suffered in such pain, and said, 'Enough, enough,'" the actor told Us. "He will be loved forever and missed forever."

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