Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Robin Williams at Emmy

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014, 15:13 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Billy Crystal will pay tribute to longtime friend Robin Williams at the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards.

Williams committed suicide last week after a prolonged depression. He was 63.

Crystal, 66, co-hosted eight editions of TV show `Comic Relief` with the Oscar-winning actor and both the actors also worked together on 2006 event to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief, reported Variety.

The long history shared between the two made Crystal the perfect choice for leading the tribute to Williams, Emmy executive producer Don Mischer said.