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Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide: What made this actor kill himself?

Shocking news is out tonight that comedian Robin Williams is dead in an apparent suicide. On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter shared the news that he was found dead today. He was only 63 at his time of death. Robin seemed like he had such a great career and happy life that makes everyone wonder what could have caused him to take his own life. The actor from "Mork & Mindy" and "The Crazy Ones" was loved by many.

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He was found inside of his home and 911 was called to get someone out to the scene. Williams was unconscious when he was found. He lived in his home with his wife and was last seen alive last night. The reports at this time say that it appears he died from asphyxia and it appears to be a suicide. They are still investigating it at this time and more information will continue to come out.

His publicist did speak out and say that Robin Williams had been battling depression. They did not share how long this had been going on but that would help explain what make him decide to take his own life. This is a sudden loss and everyone is shocked to hear the news.

On July 1, TMZ shared the news that Robin Williams was back in rehab again. It was said that he was there so that he could help himself to stay sober. The reports said that he did not fall off the wagon, but was just trying to keep it from happening. He had been in rehab before in the past.

Robin Williams was an amazing actor and comedian. His family is asking for privacy at this time. His wife Susan spoke out saying that she lost her best friend and husband today. She shared that she is heartbroken over the loss of her husband.