Emmy Awards 2014: Robin Williams To Be Honored After His Death [VIDEO]

Legendary actor Robin Williams will be honored at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards. The ceremony's executive producer, Don Mischer, announced the news in the wake of Williams' recent death.

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"Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion," he told People in a statement. "While we are all still coming to terms with this week's tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves."

The show's In Memoriam segment remembers notable faces of the industry who passed away in the 12 months before the ceremony.

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The actor, whose career spanned almost 40 years, was found dead from a suicide on Aug. 11 in California. He was 63.

"He has been battling severe depression of late," his rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

The Oscar winner's current wife, graphic designer Susan Schneider, said: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

This year's Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Aug. 25.

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