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Jimmy Fallon's Tearful Tribute To Robin Williams Will Give You Chills

"O Captain! My Captain! You will be missed!"

Posted on August 13, 2014, at 12:02 p.m. ET

On yesterday's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon got choked up discussing the death of Robin Williams, and told his audience how inspired and enamored he was with the "genius comedian and actor."

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He honored Williams by doing an impression of him.

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Fallon then showed a clip from the legendary comedian's first appearance on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.

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Williams first went on the show in October, 1981.

It was an energized, hilarious bit that captures the essence of Williams' comedic voice.

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Fallon ended the segment by standing on his desk to commemorate the famous scene from Dead Poets Society. "O Captain! My Captain," he said. "You will be missed."

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Watch the whole beautiful tribute here:

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