Robin Williams dies aged 63 from apparent suicide

(Last Updated On: August 12, 2014)

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead at his home in California.


Robin Williams

The 63-year-old star of Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire was found at home shortly before midday local time

“At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia,” Marin County Sheriff’s Department said.

His publicist said he had been “battling severe depression”.

Williams’s third wife Susan Schneider released a statement on Monday night in which she 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. I am utterly heartbroken.”

Many people have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor, including the President.


Tribute on Twitter

Pam Dawber, his co-star in Mork and Mindy, said: “I am completely and totally devastated. What more can be said?”


Williams and Dawber in Mork & Mindy

Comedian Eddie Izzard said: “Robin Williams has died and I am very sad. From every comedian here at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we salute him & we say goodbye.”

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