Devastated, stunned and shocked for but a moment the world stood still as news spread of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.
Williams 63 died from an apparent suicide according to authorities at the Marin County Sheriff's office. Before a final determination can be made a complete investigation still has to be performed. According to the media release from the Marin County Sheriff’s office Coroner Division a forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.
It has been reported that Williams was suffering and dealing with severe depression which could have played a part in his death.
Fellow comedians and fans took to twitter to express their thoughts and feelings on the sudden death of comic genius Williams. Steve Martin said via his twitter page “I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul”. Kevin Hart said via his twitter “I'm speechless....RIP To a COMEDIC GENIUS!!!! Gone but not forgotten. #RIPROBINWILLIAMS”. Bob Saget tweeted “His heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in Peace Robin Williams”.
Fans will always have Williams body of work through his films to remind them of just how talented and special he was. From the small screen with Mork and Mindy to big budget movies, comedies, romances, family films and serious dramatic roles like “Good Will Hunting” which he won an Academy Award for his role as supporting actor.
Williams had a unique style and gift that was truly his own many comics have tried to imitate him and even copy his fast pace delivery but no one could pull it off like he did.
Williams leave behind four completed new films which will be release over the next few years: “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," "Merry Friggin' Christmas," "Boulevard," and "Absolutely Anything.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Williams in 2005 at Muhammad Ali’s charity event Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, Arizona he was full of energy, warm, honest and everything you imagine a superstar to be with a sweet humble charm about him he will be greatly missed.
Williams is survived by his wife Susan Schneider and his three children.