Robin Williams Is Dead of Suspected Suicide at 63


Legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday at his home, the result of a possible suicide, according to police in Marin County, California. He was 63. 

A report from the Marin County Sheriff's Office lists Williams' suspected cause of death as "suicide via asphyxiation," but a comprehensive investigation will be completed before any official ruling will be made. 

Williams' publicist confirmed the death and issued the following statement to 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." 

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

A native of Chicago, Williams first rose to fame as the star of the beloved 1970s sitcom Mork & Mindy, a spin-off of Happy Days. The actor enjoyed an immensely successful film career, appearing in Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets SocietyMrs. Doubtfire, and Aladdin, among many others. A four-time Oscar nominee, Williams took home a Best Supporting Actor award in 1997 for his role in Good Will Hunting. He most recently starred on CBS's The Crazy Ones


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Rest in peace.
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RIP .. I saw Mrs Doubtfire close to 100 times as a kid , thx for all the memories
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It's incredibly sad that he could not conquer his demons. I send my deepest condolences to his family. I can't even begin to imagine how horrible this must be for them. RIP Mr. Williams. Thank you for so many years of genuine laughs and great performances on the stage and screen.
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With the sadness of hearing about the tragic passing of Robin Williams,I found this artwork on another site and it did lift my spirits a bit.Hope it puts a smile on his fans here too.




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Hollywood just got to him, I suppose.
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Or the alimony predators...
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It is a sad day. He was a true legend. One of my favorite actor.

Ironically many comedians who made us laugh were very sad themselves.

Some of his best movies that I loved

Good Morning, Vietnam
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Dead Poets Society
Awakenings
Mrs. Doubtfire
Jumanji
Good Will Hunting
Bicentennial Man
One Hour Photo
Man of the Year
Night at the Museum
RV
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

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he will be missed,rip robin
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A true comedy legend.

I'll miss ya, man!
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I'm just shocked. More than any singer or actor who died in the past years, this guy just made me happy. it saddens me so much that he got to this state. It makes me feel so empty that he wasn't given what he gave us.
Dead Poets Society was given such a terrifying twist with this. RIP.
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They say he's been battling depression for a long time so it's not something out of the blue.

Regardless, he will be missed. I hope he's at peace.
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Rarely does the death of a celebrity affect me, but this one did. A true genius that I will miss for a long time. To be honest I worry for Jim Carrey going this route as well.
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They both suffer from bipolar disorder. The statistics on suicide from this disease are cihlling
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I still hear him whispering... "Carpe Diem..."
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And he did as long as he could. I pray for a sweet repast for his soul. God bless you, Robin, and prayers for you and your family.
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RIP gentle soul, thank you for all the laughter, for all the movies, which I will watch over and over again.

Thank you kind sir.
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This brokes my heart... he could make me laugh as he could move me to tears.

I wish peace and harmony for his family and friends, going through this imense lost.
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If he follows death as in life, you can bet he'll be randomly popping into the comedy clubs beyond.
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omg, i just saw. omg.
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I'm just stunned. This should not have happened. He still had so much left to give. This will take a long time to get over.
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I am in complete and utter shock, right now. I loved Robin Williams. He was one of my favorite actors and comedians. He was one of those celebrities that I always expected to be around in Hollywood, making us laugh, making us smile. I know that he'll still do that with his work but it isn't the same. I'm really going to miss him. Rest in Peace, Mr. Robin Williams. We will always love you!
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RIP Robin Williams.

why couldn't it have been Michael Bay Instead.
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only the good die young
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un cool man verry un cool
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Such an amazing talented actor! Loved his work. He always managed to make me smile. He will be missed. My regards to his family and friends x
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RIP
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Damn that's sad. R.I.P. Robin Williams.
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a beautiful and gentle soul, thank you for the incredible memories.
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R.I.P. Robin
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truly shocking and awful, RIP Mr Williams, heart goes out to his family and friends
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This is so sad. Depression can find and destroy anyone.
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Major shocker. It's like losing a close friend, though of course nearly all of us would have never met or known the man in person. I don't condone suicide, and I'm sorry it reached the point where he felt he had to do it, and it is a major loss to the world. It is heart-wrending to think that someone who gave so much and brought so much joy could find only misery at the end. So sad. RIP, Mr. Williams.
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Shocking and sad news. :/
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Oh my God, that was a shock!
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Holy God this is shocking...I'm almost in tears.
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WHAT THE ......
Ever I was a little girl I loved this man!
He made/makes me laugh.
with all respect RIP
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Tell me this is NOT true!!!! OMG! I really am too stunned to say anything! RIP dear Robin and deepest condolences to the family....:(....
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Was stunned and saddened when I heard the news. He was such a large part of my childhood. He will be missed my many. My best wishes to the family.
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He still had 20-30years to makes us laugh such as Charlie Chaplin and Groucho Marx.
How is a comic commiting suicide ?;o
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I just re-watched Aladdin for the thousandth time a few days ago. I can't believe it. It is as shocking as Owen Wilson's attempted suicide, I just never saw it coming. He was so funny and full of life. It is tragic and he will be dearly missed.
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:~(
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This is so sad. Just recently I watched Hook, Jumanj, Aladdin and the first episode if Happy Days that he was in. I just hope his family can have this time to process and grieve respectfully.
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So sad this man was one of my humour heroes since Mork & Mindy season 1 episode 1 went to air.

So much in fact that I'm not going to sound off using this actor's death to advance any particular bandwagon by tying the tragedy into some hollywood/celebrity/lifestyle issue.

It would be really great if others did the same.
I have opinions as everyone does but in the end they are just supposition and Mr Williams meant too much to me and millions of others for me to want to treat him as soapbox to be stood on and orated from in his death.
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Gosh I was shocked when I read it in twitter! It's so heart breaking! RIP Captain, my Captain!
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This is such a shock he was such a funny and nice human being. My condolences to his friends and family...thanks for the laughs. RIP funny man.
So Sad.
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I know the struggle. I have good things in my life (a supportive family, part-time job, almost done with college) and yet I am still depressed much of the time and sometimes struggle to stay "above water." But, like Williams, one must look at the good in one's life and not dwell on what doesn't work, and do your best. R.I.P. Robin...you'll truly be missed.
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R.I.P. Robin Williams!!!!
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It's so sad. He was and still be a great actor.
he was one of few who could play so much different kind of character as was Heath Ledger.
i'll miss him a lot.
R.I.P!
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WTF?!!
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He will be carried in the heart of many people for a very long time.
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Damn. Thats really sad.
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I was in my 20's when he broke in to show biz with Mork and Mindy and I just didn't get it. All of his comedy routines left me cold. But his dramatic roles were what made me pay strict attention. He was fantastic when he was cast to play the straight roles and scary good when he played the bad guy. Go watch "Insomnia" and ask yourself whether he was miscast in 90% of his roles. He was on Law and Order SVU and he played a scary perp. "One Hour Photo" he was fabulous in. He should have gotten many more serious roles and dramatic shows. He was a major reason that I've seen The Bird Cage 30 times.
He was mis cast. in this life as so many people are and misunderstood...which is a severe understatement. RIP, Mr. Williams.
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I know, I could watch the Bird Cage everytime it comes on...in fact I saw it 2 weeks ago ;o)
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So this weekend will be a viewing of "What Dreams May Come" "Patch Adams" and "Awakenings"... So utterly sad. It is beyond difficult to live with depression every day. Sometimes people just run out of steam and can't keep themselves going. Hopefully he found peace and his family doesn't suffer to terribly. RIP Peter Pan.
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Every time I hear this song or see it (disney is a huge deal in my household) I stop whatever it is I'm doing and completely belt it out. He is infectious!
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Rorschach: I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor... I am Pagliacci."

Goodbye, Pagliacci. :(
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No!!! I can't believe it! I miss him already and I don't even really believe it yet. Oh, Robin Williams, one of a kind.
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