Sad news has just erupted from the entertainment industry. According to a Monday evening report from Huffington Post, comedian and actor Robin Williams has died.
Williams, age 63, was found dead this morning. According to the “Mrs. Doubtfire” star’s publicist, Mara Buxbaum, Williams had been battling severe depression for a long time.
He was last seen at 10 p.m. Sunday night. Suicide by asphyxiation is suspected.
The star was photographed recently with a worker at a fast food chain he walked to from his rehab facility. Representatives of Williams stated he wasn’t in rehab due to a relapse to his alcohol addiction, but rather in an effort to keep himself from relapsing.
Williams rose to stardom with the cult TV series “Mork and Mindy.” He went on to appear in dozens of films, including “Jumanji” and “Good Will Hunting.” His most recent television series, “The Crazy Ones, which co-starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, was cancelled in May after just one season.
The actor’s wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement asking for privacy as the family processes their profound grief. She referred to Robin as her husband and best friend. As expected, she is “utterly heartbroken.” “The world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” she said. Schneider explained the family hopes the world will focus on all of the joy and laughter Robin Williams gave instead of his sad death.
Fans have taken to Twitter to share their surprise and sadness. Ellen DeGeneres is one of the first celebrities to tweet about the death of Williams, saying she is “heartbroken.” User @niallwhoababy said she grew up watching “Aladdin” over and over again because she loved his voice so much.
“The Crazy Ones” co-star Sarah Michelle Geller hasn’t reacted to her friend's death on Twitter yet, but Williams was clearly beloved by the whole cast based on their comments in interviews and previous tweets. Robin Williams is dead at 63 and the world is mourning with the legendary comedian’s family.