Robin Williams DEAD at 63 — Suicide Suspected
By Daniel Gates | 6:58 pm, August 11th, 2014
Robin Williams is dead in a suspected suicide.
He was 63.
The comedian and Oscar winner was found inside his home in Tiburon, California on Monday.
He was not responsive — unconscious and not breathing.
The coroner suspects that Williams committed suicide by asphyxiation.
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His wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement, “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. 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.”
A rep tells Gossip Cop in a statement, “Robin Williams passed away this morning. 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.”
Williams famously battled substance abuse problems in the 1980s but had been sober for two decades.
Last month, he returned to rehab to focus on maintaining his sobriety.
On Monday, authorities received a 911 call at approximately 11:55 am reporting that Williams was unconscious in his residence.
First responders were dispatched and Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 pm.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the coroner “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed.”
Williams won an Oscar for his work in Good Will Hunting.
Williams is survived by his wife and three kids Zelda, Cody, and Zachary.
See some of his most memorable work below.