Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams who gave voice to genie in the 1992 Disney animated movie Aladdin has died at the age of 63.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honoured the late-actor with a heart-touching post.

"Genie, you're free," the caption read.

The tweet went viral and was shared more than 2,00,000 times.

Many fans send out thoughts and condolences to the actor on the social networking website.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive of DreamWorks Animation and former chairman of Walt Disney Studios, talked about the legendary actor, who was found dead inside his California home.

"I really was blessed to have to been associated with him for a number of his incredible works over the years, from his Mork and Mindy days at Paramount to Dead Poets Society, Good Morning, Vietnam and of course, Aladdin, " Katzenberg told Los Angeles Times.

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"His was truly one of the most brilliant and singular performances in the history of animation. That moment in which he introduced himself to the audience was purely of his imagination," Katzenberg said.

"For me, it was one of the most breathtaking, pure moments of creativity I think I have ever witnessed. Aladdin would not be the classic movie it is without his brilliance," he added.