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Kelli Bender
August 12, 2014 11:15 AM

The world is still reeling from the sudden loss of Academy Award winner Robin Williams on Monday.

Numerous Hollywood figures have come forward to share their heartfelt anecdotes about the brilliant comedian and the way he inspired their careers and to extend condolences to the actor’s family.

After hearing the news of Williams’s passing, countless fans have found their own way to remember him, too, turning comedy clubs, Williams’s filming locations and his homes into touching shrines.

Many have visited Williams’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, leaving behind flowers, notes and small mementos honoring the man’s prolific career.

Fans stop by Robin Williams's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to remember the actor
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Nicholas Rabchenuk and others headed to Boston Common Monday night to visit the bench where Williams delivered his famous Good Will Hunting speech to Matt Damon, and they found the area covered in memorable quotes from the actor and his characters.

The shrine has continued to grow overnight.

Fans in Boulder, Colorado, traveled to the place where many were first introduced to Robin Williams – the home used in the TV show Mork and Mindy.

A makeshift memorial for Robin Williams is set up in front of a home used during the filming of Mork and Mindy
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A memorial made of flowers and candles is also starting to fill the steps of the San Francisco home used in Mrs. Doubtfire.

A stand-up comedian turned film icon, Williams is being honored at comedy clubs around the country as well, including West Hollywood’s Laugh Factory and the site of San Francisco’s now-defunct The Other Café.

The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood paying tribute to the late Robin Williams
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Admirers are also visiting Williams’s homes in the California Bay Area to reflect upon how this amazing performer and personality has touched their lives.

Flowers left by well-wishers are seen outside the home of actor and comedian Robin Williams in Tiburon, California
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Williams was a man who will be remembered fondly, as the scope of these tributes show, and he won’t soon be forgotten by the many fans whom he made smile.

For more on Robin Williams’s tragic death and his legacy of comic genius, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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The Williams family is asking well-wishers to send contributions to charities close to the actor’s heart in lieu of flowers. Suggested organizations include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Challenged Athletes, USO, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco.

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