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Andy Cohen Recalls Bobby Zarin's "Cool Presence"

The Watch What Happens Live host is among those honoring Jill Zarin's late husband.

By Jocelyn Vena
The Return of Jill Zarin!

Following the news of Bobby Zarin's passing on Saturday, Andy Cohen remembered Jill Zarin's longtime love on Twitter. "I always enjoyed Bobby Zarin and admired his cool presence and steady hand. My condolences to @Jillzarin and the whole family. #RIP," he shared over the weekend, shortly after it was confirmed that Bobby had lost his battle with cancer.

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Bobby passed away at age 71 after a battle with cancer. He was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009. Jill confirmed in November 2016 that Bobby's cancer had returned. He was hospitalized in July 2017 due to complications from his illness. The Zarin family first shared the news of his passing on on Saturday, January 13. "With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer," the Zarin family said in a statement. "There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support during this difficult time."

Bobby's funeral was held on Monday, January 15 at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City and was attended by Bethenny Frankel. Jill opened up about the funeral in her Instagram Story on Monday. "We were so happy to have so many of our friends and family come in honor of Bobby and the beautiful speeches. And I know he's shining. He's there. Yay, Bobby. He would've loved it," she shared. "Thank you for all the messages, guys. I'm reading it all later."

Andy was one of the many familiar faces who headed to Twitter and Instagram to remember Bobby.

See more of Jill and Bobby through the years, below.

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