33 Photos Of Robin Williams And Billy Crystal’s Three-Decade Friendship

Crystal will eulogize Williams at the Emmy Awards.

At the Emmy Awards this Monday, it was announced that actor Billy Crystal will present a tribute to Robin Williams during the annual In Memoriam segment of the show, while musicial Sara Bareilles performs. While Crystal is well known for his hosting abilities, he’s an especially good choice to memorialize Williams, who was found dead in his home at the age of 63 earlier this month, because the two shared a decades-long friendship.

From their days as TV stars in the early ’80s until Williams’ death, the two comedians enjoyed a warm friendship, often goofing off at parties and appearing on red carpets together. Ahead, check out 33 pictures from the 30-plus years of frienship Williams and Crystal shared.

1980

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The friends rose to prominence on ABC shows, Crystal on “Soap” and Williams on “Mork & Mindy.”

1986

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Alongside comedian Whoopi Goldberg, Williams and Crystal hosted the first Comic Relief telethon to raise money for the homeless.

1988

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The duo attend the American Cinematheque Award Salute, at which Williams was honored.

1988

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Williams and Crystal, with their dates, goof off at the “Memories of Me” premiere party.

1990

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At the premiere of “The Freshman” in Los Angeles.

1992

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With Whoopi Goldberg at Comic Relief 1992.

1994

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With Whoopi Goldberg at Comic Relief 1994.

1994

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Walking the red carpet at the CableACE Awards.

1995

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Comic Relief 1995, with Whoopi Goldberg.

1995

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Comic Relief 1995.

1996

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At the Los Angeles premiere of “Independence Day.”

1997

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On the set of “Friends.”

1997

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At Ivan Reitman’s Walk of Fame star ceremony.

1997

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The Los Angeles premiere of “Father’s Day.”

1998

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Comic Relief 1998.

1999

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The duo play in a celebrity doubles tennis tournament.

2000

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At the 72nd Annual Academy Awards.

2001

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Onstage at the Kennedy Center for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

2002

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With Mike Myers and Chris Rock.

2003

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At a Museum of Tolerance event.

2003

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At a Museum of the Moving Image event honoring Crystal.

2003

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At Celebrity Fight Night.

2004

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At the 76th Annual Academy Awards.

2004

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At a Tribeca Film Festival party.

2006

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At the premiere of “RV.”

2006

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In Los Angeles.

2006

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At a celebrity poker tournament in Las Vegas.

2006

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Comic Relief 2006.

2007

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At a San Francisco Giants game.

2009

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At the Los Angeles premiere of “World’s Greatest Dad.”

2010

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At the Faces of Tisch event with Whoopi Goldberg.

2011

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At the opening night of Broadway’s “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.”

2012

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At the So The World May Hear Awards.