Robin Williams Dead at Age 63

Posted by at 4:13 pm on August 11, 2014

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Robin Williams has been found dead in his home. He was 63.

The cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation, according to the coroner’s office in Tiburon, Calif.

His publicist said the actor had been battling depression of late.

“This is a tragic and sudden loss,” his publicist Mara Buxbaum said in a statement. “The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1997 for “Good Will Hunting,” He also won several Emmys, Golden Globes.

His breakout role was on the ABC sitcom “Mork & Mindy” in 1978. He returned to TV on CBS last season, “The Crazy Ones.” Sadly the show did not get a second season.

In film he was reprising his role as Theodore Roosevelt in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

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