Chicken-Fried News: Reba remembers Robin

(Madeline Hancock)

(Madeline Hancock)

You wouldn’t know it, but country singer and Okie native Reba McEntire has one of the best stories about the late Robin Williams. McEntire, like many celebrities at the time, shared her fondest memory of the legendary actor and comedian after his passing, writing on her official Facebook page:

“My favorite memory of Robin Williams was from Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night. I was the em-cee [sic] at the benefit dinner/auction, trying to get everyone to take their seats so we could start the show but not having much success. Jim Carrey jumps up on his chair at the head table and says, ‘Hey!! Do you know who that is? That’s Reba McEntire! Now sit down and shut up!” Robin at the other end of the head table, stands on his chair and says the same thing but in a foreign language! The crowd loved it, laughed and found their seats. I was speechless and in awe of these very talented wonderful men.”

The country music community wouldn’t have been the first place you’d expect Williams’ impact to be felt, and McEntire’s experience is a testament to the fact that his brilliance knew no bounds. We reckon we’ll miss you, Robin.

Gazette Staff

This article was written by the Oklahoma Gazette staff. To reach an editor, please email jchancellor@okgazette.com with this story headline in your subject line.

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