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Actor Robin Williams dead: Comedian dies from apparent suicide at 63

Actor Robin Williams died on Monday at the age of 63. Williams was found not breathing at home by his wife, Susan Schneider, according to PIX 11 news reports. First responders who arrived at the couple's Tiburon, California home were not successful in attempts to save his life.

Actor Robin Williams found by wife, Susan Schneider around noon on Monday; the comedian was not breathing.
Actor Robin Williams found by wife, Susan Schneider around noon on Monday; the comedian was not breathing.
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After Mrs. Schneider discovered her husband around noon on Monday, the Sheriff’s Office and the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District arrived at the residence. According to the official police report made public, the Oscar-winning actor has died from apparent suicide.

The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division has deemed the case an ongoing investigation as to how the legendary actor died although, authorities suspect the celebrity has committed suicide by asphyxiation; a full forensics examination is scheduled for August 12.

Just this past July, the “Mork and Mindy” star checked into rehab at the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center based in Minnesota – after completing a series of TV and movie projects – for continuation of his focus to sobriety; the actor has had a history battling substance abuse since 1980.

Best known for his 1993 role in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” with co-star actress Sally Fields, the celebrity star had to cross-dress in a ruse to play a nanny in order to spend more time with his children; the character played in this movie was a father dealing with the effects of divorce.

On 2006, the “Jumanji” actor played the role of Theodore Roosevelt in the hit movie, “Night at the Museum” with co-star actors Ben Stiller and the legendary Dick Van Dyke; “Night at the Museum” garnered excellent reviews which culminated into several successful sequels.

The “Happy Days” guest star was working on the CBS television series, “The Crazy Ones,” with co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar; the TV comedy was cancelled after only one season; he played the role of a Chicago advertising executive.

The “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” by Fox is set to release on December 19 where Williams will reprise his role as Theodore Roosevelt, one of the few movie projects he had worked on before his untimely death.

Robin Williams is survived by third wife, Susan Schneider and his three children, Zachary Pym from first wife, Valerie Velardi, Zelda Rae and Cody Alan, from second wife, Marsha Garces.