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Robin Williams dead: Actor found dead after apparent suicide

Robin Williams
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Robin Williams is dead. The 63-year-old actor was found in Northern California by first responders on Monday. The comedian was unresponsive when paramedics arrived at his home in Tiburon. According to TMZ, the coroner believes that Williams suffered asphyxia. It is believed that the actor took his own life, though further details are unclear at this time.

The actor recently entered rehab as part of his sobriety program. He suffered from alcohol and cocaine addiction for many years, but he had allegedly been sober for the past two decades.

Robin Williams was found dead this morning. According to People Magazine, a rep for the actor released a statement, saying that Williams had been suffering from severe depression lately.

"Robin Williams passed away this morning. He was been been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

The actor was best known for his role in comedic films. From Mrs. Doubtfire in 1993, to Old Dogs in 2009, Williams always made people laugh. His latest film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn is due out later this year. Williams was also working on a few other films, including Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb. Recently, Williams signed on to make Mrs. Doubtfire 2 which was highly anticipated and slated for release in 2015.

It's clear that Williams will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and his millions of fans. He was a talent that the world had never seen before... and one that it will not soon see again.