Actor Robin Williams found dead

Marin County Sheriff’s Office and NBC in San Francisco are reporting that actor Robin Williams has been found dead in his home in California.

He was 63 years old.

Responding crews arrived at the home around noon, a release says.

Sheriff’s officials reportedly believe the cause of death was asphyxia and are suspecting it is a suicide.

The cause of death is currently under investigation, according to a release from the sheriff’s office .



Actor Robin Williams died Monday, August 11th at approximately 12:02 pm, the Marin County Sheriff’s announced tonight. According to the police statement, they are investigating the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.

“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,” Mara Buxbaum, press representative, said in a statement. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

“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’s wife Susan Schneider said. “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.”

The actor famously struggled with issues of addiction and mental health for years.

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