Twitter blows up when famous people die. It’s actually a fascinating way of seeing how popular the source is reporting the info. Take a look at the favorites and re-tweets from these big named twitter accounts. I can’t explain it but I feel such a disconnect from these people dying that it doesn’t come off as incredibly important news to me.
Robin Williams was pronounced dead this afternoon at the age of 63 in an apparent suicide: http://t.co/y77hpMlhxA
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 12, 2014
Absolutely stunned to hear the news about Robin Williams. It's unimaginable to me that we've lost such a genuinely funny and sweet man.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 12, 2014
His heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in Peace Robin Williams.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) August 11, 2014
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014