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Robin Williams commits suicide-dead at age 63

Robin Williams, dead at age 63
Robin Williams, dead at age 63

Reports that Robin Williams had died of an apparent suicide have covered the Internet today, with many being surprised that the actor, 63 years old, may have committed suicide.

Robin Williams was reportedly at home with his wife, Susan Schneider, who asked that fans give the family the privacy they need at this time.

The following statement, made by Susan Schneider, was quoted by the Huffington Post and was made to the New York Times' Dave Itzkoff:

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."

According to details shared by Huffington Post, the publicist for Robin Williams said Williams had been suffering from severe depression.

The photo shared here is from the Facebook page for Robin Williams. Fans may want to visit that page to view recent photos and more details about the career of Robin Williams.

Most will remember Robin Williams for his television programs as well as his many movies. Although Williams was considered to be the favorite comedian of many, he was also known for playing serious and sometimes dark characters.

The Marin County Sheriff's Office statement said an investigation will take place before more information is released about the death of Robin Williams.

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