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Jimmy Fallon Reenacts 'Dead Poets Society' for Robin Williams Tribute

Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers also honored the late actor

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Jimmy Fallon choked back tears as he spoke of Robin Williams on Tuesday's The Tonight Show.

"We, like all of you, were shaken up a bit last night when we learned that genius comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away. He was one in a kind. He was one in a million," Fallon said.

He did his best Williams impersonation, and concluded his tribute by standing on his desk and riffing off a key scene in Dead Poets Society: "Oh captain, my captain, you will be missed."

Conan O'Brien, who also addressed Williams' passing on his show Monday, lightened the mood with a story about the actor buying him a bicycle when he was going through the difficult transition away from NBC and The Tonight Show.

Seth Meyers also addressed the news of Williams' death, saying he used to check out the comedian's stand-up albums at a video store Meyers worked at growing up.

"The saddest part of this is Robin was battling depression. If there's anything we can do to honor his memory, it is educate us more about this terrible affliction," Meyers said.