Actor-Comedian Robin Williams dies of suspected suicide
63 year old Oscar winning Actor-Comedian Robin Williams was found dead last night in his home in Northern California.
The police issued a statement saying the cause of death is suspected to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but said a “comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”
His wife, Susan Schneider, confirmed the news in a statement released through the actor’s publicist. “This morning I lost my husband and best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” she said.
His representative, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement that he had lately been “battling severe depression” and added: “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
In a White House statement, Barack Obama said: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.”
The Oscar-winning actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams, whose range extended from manic mimicry to understated character portrayals. will be remembered for his roles in Popeye, Goodwill hunting, Good Morning Vietnam, Aladdin, Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji and many more
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