Actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday. He was 63 years old.
Marin County Coronor’s Office issued a press release stating the cause of death believed to be death by asphyxiation.
Mara Buxbaum, Williams’ publicist issued a statement:
“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.”
Williams is survived by his wife Susan Schneider, and three children, Zelda Rae Williams, Cody Alan Williams, and Zachary Pym Williams. His wife said: “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 the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Williams was a four-time Oscar nominee and won Best supporting actor in 1998 for his role in Good Will Hunting as Dr. Sean Maguire. He has played many iconic roles over the years including Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, Genie in Aladdin and more. His latest film Night at The Museum: Secret of the Tomb releases this December.
The comedian was also an avid gamer, appearing in multiple Nintendo Marketing campaigns to promote The Legend of Zelda series. He even named his daughter Zelda and harbored a great love for Call of Duty.
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