Armstrong, LIVESTRONG saddened after Robin Williams’ death

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After news of Robin Williams’ death broke, Lance Armstrong and the LIVESTRONG Foundation weighed in on the actor and stand-up comedian’s death.

Williams was a good friend of Lance Armstrong and spent time in Austin to support him and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Williams and Armstrong biked together and Williams showed up in France to show his support while Armstrong competed in the Tour de France.

In addition to their work for the LIVESTRONG cancer charity, Armstrong and Williams joined forces to entertain U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan. They spent Christmas with the troops in 2010.

During an interview last year, Williams said the last time he saw Armstrong was during the last LIVESTRONG benefit where Armstrong appeared. It was right before the famous Oprah Winfrey interview.

Williams said that it felt like being at a wake for someone who was still alive, adding there was an overall feeling that the dream was over.

Armstrong weighed in on Twitter after hearing of Williams’ death.

The LIVESTRONG Foundation wrote on its Facebook page Monday saying:

“So deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Robin Williams. He brought so much laughter, joy, and generosity to the world. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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