BREAKING NEWS – UPDATED 6:38PM CT 08/11/2014
Steve Kemble, Entertainment Report
Actor Robin Williams found dead at age 63.
The 63-year old actor was found unconscious at 12p.m. inside his residence in Tiburon, California in a suspected suicide according to a report filed by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. Williams was last seen alive Sunday evening around 10 p.m. in the home, where he resided with his wife.
“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,” said Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, in a statement. “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.”
“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late, “ his publicist said in a statement. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
An investigation into the cause of death will be conducted. Williams struggled with alcoholism, and checked into rehab earlier this year.
He first moved to the Bay Area when he was a teen and attended Redwood High School in Larkspur and later the College of Marin for theater. He also owned a home in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood.
Williams was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor three times and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting in 1997.
He had a long career as a stand-up comedian and appeared in numerous film and television roles including the 1970s sitcom “Mork and Mindy,” his Academy Award-winning performance in “Good Will Hunting” and nominations for “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society” and “The Fisher King.”