Robin Williams, actor, comedian and oscar winner, found dead in home
August 12, 2014 09:31
Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian died this morning in his home at the age of 63, according to a police statement.
At 11:55 a.m., police were called to Williams' home where he was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. According to the Marin County Sheriff's Office Coroner Division "suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia." A comprehensive investigation has yet to be made.
Williams' publicist has confirmed the news. Mara Roberts, a press representative for Williams, released a statement this afternoon saying that "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling with depression of late."
His wife, Susan Schneider, also released a statement saying: "This morning I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings," she said in the statement.
"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 that the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."