Actor Robin Williams dies at 63. He was found dead on Monday, in his home in Tiburon, California, near San Francisco.
The apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, authorities said. According to his publicist, Williams had been battling severe depression and spent time in rehab as recently as July.
Susan Schneider, the actor’s wife, released the following statement to the New York Times:
“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 that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Robin Williams was best know for his roles in Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “Good Will Hunting”, “Dead Poets Society” and “Jumanji”
Here is the press release on his death.