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Robin Williams: Coroner believes death was a suicide

Robin Williams
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Robin Williams, who is known for his roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, and other appearances, has died at the age of 63. He was born in Chicago in 1951 and attended Juilliard for his acting program. CNN reported that the Sheriff’s Department found the actor in his home after receiving an emergency call. He was found not breathing, unconscious and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fox news reported that prior to his death, he was suffering from severe depression and the coroner believes that this may have been a suicide due to asphyxia. The death came as a sudden and tragic loss and his family is requesting privacy as they continue to grieve. His wife stated that the world lost one of the most beloved artists and even more so, she lost not only her husband, but her best friend. Throughout the years, Robin Williams opened up about his addiction to cocaine and alcohol. The Los Angeles Times reported that in 2006, Williams stayed at Hazelden campus in Oregon when drinking became a problem again. As of this summer, he went back to rehab to regain his sobriety. Celebrities went on twitter to express their thoughts and condolence’s on William’s death.

Steve Martin tweeted, "I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.

Henry Winkler tweeted, "Robin Williams was like no other. To watch him create on the spot was a privilege to behold. Robin you are an angel now!!! REST IN PEACE"

Pam Grier tweeted, "Robin Williams, Peace be Still, Peace be Still.”

Dou Ellin tweeted, "Wow just landed in Atlanta and read about robin Williams. Devastating. One of my favorites #rip.”

TMZ reported that William’s last tweet was wishing his daughter a happy 25th birthday on July 31.