Nintendo responds to petition for Robin Williams NPC in the next Legend of Zelda game
"Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo. Our hearts go out to his entire family, and especially to Zelda Williams who we've worked with multiple times. We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close."
Sounds like a nice, respectful statement to me. Also leaves the option open for a tribute to be discussed in the future. I think that's what's best for right now.