Robin Williams has passed away at age 63.
Robin Williams has passed away of a suspected suicide. Ugh. Dude will always be legend in my eyes for his performances in countless movies, from Mrs. Doubtfire to Dead Poets Society. Double ugh.
Veteran film and television comedic actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday. He was 63.
The cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation, according to the coroner’s office in Tiburon, Calif. He was found in his home.
His publicist Mara Buxbaum said the actor had been battling depression of late.
“This is a tragic and sudden loss,” she said in a statement. “The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Williams is best known for both comedic and dramatic roles in movies including “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won a Best Supporting Actor in 1997. In addition, he won several Emmys, Golden Globes.
Williams’ film career was bookended by TV roles including his breakout role on the ABC sitcom “Mork & Mindy” in 1978. He returned to TV on CBS last season, “The Crazy Ones.”