Robin Williams, Beloved Comedian and Oscar-Winning Actor, Dead at 63




Robin Williams, the energetic standup comedian and inimitable star of film and television who won a supporting actor Oscar for Good Will Hunting, has died, authorities and his personal representative confirm to Mashable. He was 63.

A preliminary Marin County coroner’s release (screenshot below) said Williams may have committed suicide via asphyxia. A statement from his longtime personal publicist also indicated that the actor had taken his own life:

“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.” Read more…

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