BOSTON (CBS) – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon issued statements Tuesday on the death of Robin Williams.

Cambridge natives Affleck and Matt Damon co-wrote and starred with Williams in “Good Will Hunting,” which was shot in the Boston area in 1997.

Related: Robin Williams Remembered Fondly In Boston

The film brought Williams his only Academy Award and launched the careers of Affleck and Damon.

Affleck posted this on his Facebook page:

“Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true.

What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything.

May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams

Damon released a statement saying, “Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him.”


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