Robin Williams Dead At 63

Katie Frates | Editor-in-chief of The Daily Walkthrough

NBC Bay Area is reporting that actor Robin Williams, famous for his roles in “Good Will Hunting,” “Aladdin,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Good Morning, Vietnam” is dead at 63.

He was reportedly found dead at his home in unincorporated Tiburon, Calif., NBC Bay Area reports.

The Hollywood Reporter released two statements, one from Williams’ publicist, Mara Buxbaum: “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.”

And another from his wife, Susan Schneider: “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.”

“At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia,” the police statement reads, “but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”

The Daily Mail and CBC News are reporting his death as an apparent suicide, although this has not been confirmed.

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