Comedian, Robin Williams, died this morning at 63-years-old of suspected suicide.
“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,” his publicist stated in a statement issued today.
According to reports, sheriff’s officials say that a 9-1-1 call came in around 11:55 a.m. on Monday about a man found unresponsive in his home in Tiburon, CA. Robin was pronounced dead on the scene and the Marin County Coroner’s office, has issued a statement saying that the Sheriff’s office suspects the cause to be, “suicide due to asphyxia.”
Williams is survived by his wife, Susan Schneider and his three children. He had been battling with depression and had a history of dealing with bi-polar disorder.
His last Instagram post was two weeks ago, celebrating his daughter’s 25th birthday:
“#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!” captioned the following picture.
Robin won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting and is famous for his role as Mork in Mork and Mindy as well as his famous portrayal of Mrs. Doubtfire. He starred in Dead Poets Society(1989), “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987), The Fisher King (1991), Jumanji (1995) as well as a long list of other iconic movies.
Williams will be seen playing Theodore Roosevelt in the third Night at the Museum movie which is set to come out this December. He had recently signed on to do a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel directed by Chris Columbus.