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Academy Award-Winning Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Has Died of Suicide at 63

Academy Award-Winning Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Has Died of Suicide at 63

The film world was shocked this afternoon by the sudden tragic loss of the great Robin Williams, who reportedly took his own life, according
to the Marin County Sheriff Office’s coroner division in Tiburon, Calif. He was found in his home.

The 63-year-old comedian was known for his early television work, such
as his breakout role in “Mork & Mindy” and his roles
in films including “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won an Oscar for
Best Supporting Actor in 1997. Williams also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for playing an English teacher in “Dead Poets Society” and for playing a homeless man in “The Fisher King.”

Williams’ publicist Mara Buxbaum issued the following statement: “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.”

Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, also released a statement to news outlets: “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. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for
privacy during our time of profound grief. 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.”

According to the coroner’s office, “An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”

Early in his career, Williams was addicted to cocaine, but said he quit after the overdose death of his friend John Belushi. Williams entered a rehab in 2006 when he returned to drinking after 20 years of sobriety, and in July, he pursued ongoing 12-step treatment at a Minnesota facility

Williams’ film career includes memorable roles in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Awakenings,” “Deconstructing Harry,” “Patch Adams,” “Insomnia” “The Birdcage,” “The World According to Garp,” “Hook” and “One Hour Photo.” He also provided the voice of the Genie in “Aladdin.” Recently, Williams starred in “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” which marked his return to the big screen in a leading role after “World’s Greatest Dad” in 2009. He also recently appeared in Dito Montiel’s “Boulevard,” and starred in the CBS series “The Crazy Ones.”

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kushal kumar

I would like readers to go through my article- " Reading suicide in the birth chart of actor Robin Williams" – scheduled for publication in the Fall Issue of The Astrologer’s Notebook from North Port, Florida by Joseph Polansky. The quarterly issue is likely to be in the market by the end of September this year. Applying Vedic astrology, this writer has examined the aspect of actor Robin’s suspected suicide and concluded : Yes, the operative planets in the month of August this year has confirmed the accuracy of general belief that actor Robin Williams died of suicide. I wish you all to enjoy reading my analysis of the birth chart of actor Robin limited to the point of suicide.


sorry "NA NU NA NU"


well it all happens to be the fact that robin williams was and always will be one of the best actors in the entire movie industries. i ahsolutley loved his movies because of his actions and voices and his eyes, when i say his eyes you coukd see the love for his fans. yet he did take his own life lets not ruine mr. robin williams name in the movie industry. lets make his memory last forever like he would want us to. you need to understand when you live a life in the eyes of depression not even love can make it go away. i just watched his movie angriest man in brooklyn well that made me wonder if he knew then what was gonna happen.that movie was a very good movie. well i would like to say i never seen his movie "GOOD MORNING VIETNAM"
but Mrs. doubtfire is and always will be my all time fav. i am 32 and i remember mork and mindy "na nu nu " GOD BLESS ROBIN WILLIAMS

Nadia Farrag

So sorry for his death specially by suicide!! He was my favorite comedian actor .. God bless soul

no one

wow just sad cant belive he is dead


I’m completly deverstated at the news regarding Robin Williams’ untimely death, an absolute tradgedy. He seemed to have it all, a family, a loving wife and the adoration of millions of fans; but obviously there were issues in his private life that brought him to take his own life.

You tend to find that many comedians who create so much laughter and joy for others, are secretly dealing with their inner demons. Robin was a hugely successful actor who has to be remembered for the characters he portrayed and the pleasure he gave to millions; "Patch Adams" was a film about a Doctor who made his patients laugh. I wish I had been able to make Robin laugh and forget his troubles.

A great miss from the world of Comedy, rest in peace NOW!


Wow! this hard to believe. I mean he had a family and seemed to be in good spirits. Sure he did not really have any hits in awhile and Crazy one’s was cancelled, but, he seemed like he was in a good enough place in his career to handle that. I just can’t believe it was suicide. He was 63 and passing I could have believed, but, not really suicide.

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