Billy Crystal will honor Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards

The tribute to Robin Williams at the 2014 Emmy Awards will come from another comedy legend.

Billy Crystal, a longtime friend of Williams who co-starred with him in the 1997 film Fathers' Day, will lead a tribute to the late comedian at the awards ceremony, Emmy producer Don Mischer told E! News.

"We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice," Mischer said.

Crystal has not spoken at length about Williams' death as of yet, only sending this tweet the day after:

The Emmy Awards will be held Monday (Aug. 25) on NBC.


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