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Robin Williams has died at age 63

Robin Williams
Robin Williams
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The entertainment world and all of its fans lost a comical legend today. People reported Monday the news of his death as confirmed by a rep for Williams. The rep stated that Williams passed away suddenly this morning. They stated he had been battling severe depression lately. They asked for privacy for the family to grieve and come to terms with this tragic loss of their loved one.

Reports are stating that Williams had been in a rehab program towards the beginning of July to get treatment for drug and alcohol use. His wife, Susan Schneider, issued a statement saying, “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.” It has been asked that the world focus on the good times and laughter Robins provided to so many around the world. The family does not want focus to lie on his death.

Entertainment Weekly reported Monday that the 9-1-1 call was placed just before noon and the initial reports of cause of death were asphyxia. It appears to be suicide. Fox shared a statement regarding Williams death saying he was part of the Fox family and will be deeply missed. Condolences are being sent to the family while a shocked world remembers the many roles Williams played so perfectly.

Williams was known for so many things. Among his work was classic movies such as “Jumanji”, “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Night at the Museum.” He won an Oscar for his supporting role in “Good Will Hunting,” as well. One his most famous roles and one that burst him into stardom was “Mork and Mindy” in 1978.

These are only a few of the many accomplishments that Williams made throughout this life. He will always be remembered fondly by the world for the laughter he provided to so many. From TV to the big screen to stand-up comedy, Robin Williams is a legend. May he rest in peace.