Legendary comedic actor, Robin Williams, died Monday from a confirmed suicide, leaving behind four completed movies, as well as a upcoming sequel to the 1993 hit, Mrs. Doubtfire, which was still in development.
The 63-year-old actor was found unresponsive Monday morning after last being seen alive around 10 p.m. Sunday. According to the Marin County Sheriff's office, Williams died of asphyxiation in an apparent suicide. A statement by Williams' publicist revealed that he had been dealing with "severe depression" at the time of his death.
Whether it was as the voice of Genie from Disney's Aladdin or as the aged Peter Pan, Williams left an iconic-sized mark on Hollywood; as it turns out, four of his imprints are still yet to be released. Over the next 12-months the late actor will be starring in movies that include Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (December 19 release), Merry Friggin' Christmas (November 7 release), Boulevard (TBD), and Absolutely Anything (2015).
Another Robin Williams project that had been rumored to be made over the years, was finally in the development phase prior to the actor's passing. A sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire had been in the works, with Robin expected to be involved in the project in some capacity. A script for the sequel was being written by David Berenbaum, however, plans are sure to change following the Williams' death.
In a statement on the actor's death to Variety, director Christopher Columbus stated, "His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of 'genius".
Although Columbus does not completely shoot down the idea of a sequel, sources close to production say the project will be scrapped with Williams' death.
The actor will have two posthumous releases this year (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Merry Friggin' Christmas) set to hit theaters just before the Holiday season.