You were the Bat that got me to start quoting movies.
You were the Genie that showed me I could love, and laugh, with Disney.
You were the dad who posed as the nanny to see his kids, at a time when I was caught in the middle of my own parents.
You were the comic who, when you did stand-up, made me nearly pass out in laughter every time without fail.
You were the best parts of what you did.
I don't do these a lot, because too many good people leave us every day to even keep up. But I had to say something today, because of how much your work has touched and influenced me. Part of me is still hoping that in a few hours it'll turn out to be a hoax. But I know after the chaos of your life, you deserve a peaceful rest.
The Genie has been freed.
Farewell, Mr. Williams.