Watch Billy Crystal's Moving Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys

Watch Billy Crystal's Moving Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys

Every year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences takes a moment during the Emmys to pay tribute to deceased actors, directors and other industry fixtures from the previous year. 2014 was a year full of losses, including Ann B. David, Don Pardo, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sid Caeser and Mickey Rooney among them.

But the Academy carved out a separate tribute for Robin Williams, who took his own life earlier in August. His longtime friend Billy Crystal delivered his industry eulogy, closing with a sentiment that captures how millions of people felt about the beloved comedian: "Robin Williams, what a concept!"

Watch the full tribute:

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Jared Keller

Jared Keller is the former director of news at Mic.

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