Robin Williams Dies at 63 in Apparent Suicide

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Oscar winner Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.

The comedic superstar passed away Monday morning from a suspected suicide, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Robin Williams passed away this morning," his publicist, Mara Buxbaum told the mag. "He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

Police told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement that a male adult had been found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, Calif. When emergency personnel arrived at around 12:00 p.m., the man was pronounced dead and was identified as 63-year-old Robin McLaurin Williams.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of his death, but the Sheriff's Office Coroner Division "suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia." A forensic exam has been scheduled for Tuesday with toxicology testing to follow.

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken," his wife Susan Schneider said in a statement. "On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

In addition to his Oscar win, Robin won four Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards for his TV specials Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin and ABC Presents a Royal Gala.

The multifaceted thesp was not only a gifted comedian who brought on the laughs in films like Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji and Jack, he also was a talented dramatic actor as well, showing off his chops in Patch Adams and What Dreams May Come, among many other unforgettable films.
Actor Robin Williams Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

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