Shocking news: Yesterday, Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died at 63 after battling 'severe depression', according to police in Marin County, California.
A statement from the assistant chief deputy coroner of Marin County announced on Monday that the Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”
His publicist confirmed the news.
Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series "Mork & Mindy" (1978–1982), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career included such acclaimed films as "The World According to Garp" (1982), "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987), "Dead Poets Society" (1989), "Awakenings" (1990), "The Fisher King" (1991), and "Good Will Hunting" (1997), as well as financial successes such as "Popeye" (1980), "Hook" (1991), "Aladdin" (1992), "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993), "Jumanji" (1995), "The Birdcage" (1996), "Night at the Museum" (2006), and "Happy Feet" (2006).
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Good Will Hunting". He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.
The whole world is shocked by his sudden death. There has been many reactions on social media. U.S. President Barack Obama has made a statement on the passing of the beloved comedian: "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. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams."
Former Luv' singer and Dutch TV personality Patty Brard has paid tribute to the artist on her Facebook Page: "Robin Williams, definitely one of a kind! RIP," she wrote.
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