Tuesday 12 August 2014 11:25.
Actor Robin Williams Found Dead, Aged 63
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.
Local police confirmed the death when he was found "unconscious and not breathing inside his residence" in Tiburnon, California. An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway.
Williams was last seen alive at his home on Sunday evening (10 Aug 14), according to police reports.
Williams' publicist Mara Buxbaum has confirmed the tragic news, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "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."
His wife, Susan Schneider, adds, "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."
Williams was well-known for his starring roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting, and recently for his role in TV show The Crazy Ones.