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Robin Williams apparently tragically killed himself

Robin Williams was the kind of entertainer with such a warm presence a lot of people felt as if they knew personally even if they had never met. He was a dynamic entertainer and according to friends and family he was also a really pleasant person in his personal life. Williams has died of a suspected suicide reported The Hollywood Reporter on Aug. 11, 2014.

Remembering Robin Williams
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Police in Marin County, California say Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California just before noon on Monday. He was unconscious and not breathing when he was found. There was a 911 call and he was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. just after the arrival of emergency personnel. The last time anyone saw Williams alive was at 10 p.m. on Sunday.

There is presently an investigation of the death of Williams. However, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division has stated it suspects the death was a suicide which was due to asphyxia. There is a forensic examination and press conference scheduled for Tuesday in San Rafael, California.

Mara Buxbaum, who was Williams' publicist, told The Hollywood Reporter that Williams had been struggling with severe depression lately. The loss was sudden and tragic and the family has respectfully asked for their privacy as they begin grieve at this very sad time. William's wife, Susan Schneider, said that she lost her husband and best friend while the world lost a beloved artist and beautiful human being.

Williams was 63 years old when he was found dead in his northern California home from a suspected suicide reports Fox News. Williams had struggled with cocaine and alcohol addiction during the course of his career. Most recently he went to rehab in June in order to “fine tune” his sobriety according to his rep at the time. This became known to the public when Williams posed with a fan for a photo at a Dairy Queen which was located near the rehab facility. The photo eventually went viral.

Williams was a really fantastic entertainer who always had some laughs to share with fans. In the late 1970s he had a big break as the alien in the hit TV show "Mork and Mindy" which dazzled fans. He moved on to captivate fans with his lead role in "Good Morning, Vietnam" which was followed by many more highly entertaining roles. It's really sad to see Williams pass away. His charm and talent will still live on in the hearts and minds of family, friends and fans.