Earlier today, actor/comedian, Robin Williams was found dead early this morning from apparent suicide due to asphyxiation. There have been no news on whether or not there was a suicide note left behind.
Williams, who recently signed on to do the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, was said to be in a deep depression and was battling his addiction to cocaine and alcohol.
Williams’s representative, Maura Buxbaum and his wife, Susan, both released statements about his death.
Buxbaum wrote, “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has 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."
Earlier in the evening, Susan released a statement saying: "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."
Williams had recently starred in the short-lived comedy called The Crazy Ones opposite of Sarah Michelle Gellar. He was in the middle of shooting the Night at the Museum sequel where he played Theodore Roosevelt. He does have two movies that he finished shooting that are set to come out. One comes outs later this year (Merry Friggin’ Christmas) and the other one (Absolutely Anything which he voiced Dennis the Dog) is set to come out in 2015.
Medical examiner is going to do an autopsy to see if perhaps there were drag or alcohol in his system before he took his own life and rule whether or not it was a suicide.
This is shocking news as fans didn't know that he was struggling and in the manner in which he died. His last tweet is a bittersweet one as he wishes his daughter, Zelda, a happy birthday and posts a picture of her and him when she was young.
— Robin Williams (@robinwilliams) July 31, 2014
Robin Williams was 63 years old and leaves behind his wife, Susan Schneider, and three kids (Zachary, 31; Zelda, 25; and Cody, 22).
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