Robin Williams Reportedly Commits Suicide, Dead at 63
Legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. The Academy Awards winner's death was reportedly a suicide.
Williams reportedly died of asphyxia, according to the Marin County Coroner's Office. He was found unresponsive this morning, a 911 call was placed just before noon/Pacific time. There was no word on who found the actor or made the call for help.
A rep for Williams says Robin had recently been battling severe depression. Williams wife Susan Schneider released a statement to New York Times that said 'This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings.'
Williams came to fame as Mork on TV's Mork and Mindy, and would go on to star in blockbuster hit films like 'Mrs. Doubtfire', 'Dead Poets Society', 'Hook', and for his Oscar winning role as Dr. Sean Maguire in 'Good Will Hunting'. He also stuck to his stand up comedy roots appearing in multiple 'Comic Relief' specials on HBO. His most recent project, the CBS sitcom 'The Crazy Ones' was cancelled after just one season.