11:37 AM EDT 05/13/2015
Originally posted 05/12/2015 09:25AM
Robin Williams' and Brittany Murphy's lives were unexpectedly cut short, but their legacy lives on through their work, fans and costars – including Ashley Tisdale, who credits both actors for having a major influence on her life and career.
Tisdale, 29, first met Williams while guest-starring on his CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones. In Health magazine's June issue, the actress discusses the effect the late comedian had on her in their short time together.
"He was one of the nicest people," she says, adding, "Whenever I was around Robin, I just wanted to hug him the entire time. He was just a humble, nice man."
In addition to his personal character, the High School Musical star says she was blown away by Williams' professionalism.
"He was the first one on his mark – he would be waiting for everybody else," she says of the star.
Originally posted 04/15/2015 12:10AM
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Originally posted 04/08/2015 09:30AM
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Originally posted 03/30/2015 07:15PM
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Originally posted 02/28/2015 11:45AM
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Originally posted 02/26/2015 02:00PM
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy When beloved comedian Robin Williams took his own life in August 2014, his fans, costars and loved ones all had one question: Why?
Originally posted 02/03/2015 10:05AM
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Originally posted 01/25/2015 09:35PM
Hollywood lost some of its brightest stars in 2014 – and the Screen Actors Guild Awards gave them a fitting send-off in its annual In Memoriam segment.
Originally posted 12/23/2014 02:30PM
The world was forced to say goodbye to Robin Williams in August, but the comic star continues to live on through the positive and powerful memories he has left behind.
Originally posted 12/19/2014 05:40PM
Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb's stars gathered at the N.Y.C. premiere on Dec. 11 to celebrate the family flick's release – but they remembered their late costar Robin Williams, too.
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