Robin Williams found dead at age 63 from apparent suicide

robin-williams-suicide-dead-gi.jpgAccording to Marin County Sheriff's Department, actor Robin Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, Calif. home from an apparent suicide on Aug. 11. He was 63 years old. 

Williams' publicist issued a statement confirming the death and seemingly the suicide as well. It reads: "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."

Susan Schneider, Williams' wife, issued a statement reading: "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."

This is the full police report, as shared by Marin County Sheriff's Department:

"On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff's Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63 year old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

"An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff's Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications."

The Marin County Sheriff's Department announced it will hold a press conference about the investigation of Williams' death on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. PT.

Born on July 21, 1951, Williams is best known for his stand up comedy and contributions to film and television. The list of his best known and most beloved projects is almost too long to name, and includes everything from "Aladdin" and "Hook" to "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Will Hunting" to "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Flubber."

Some of his more recognizable roles on television in recent years include his starring role on CBS's "The Crazy Ones" and brief appearances on "Louie" and "Wilfred."

20th Century Fox issued a statement about Williams' passing, saying, "Robin Williams was a comedy giant, and although we only knew him personally for a season, he was warm, funny and a true professional. His cast and crew both loved him and loved working with him, and our hearts go out to his family and friends. He was one of a kind."

Williams is survived by his wife, Schneider, and his children Zelda Williams, Zachary Williams and Cody Williams.
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