Actor Robin Williams dead at 63
Actor and comedian Robin Williams died on Monday at the age of 63, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Williams’ body was found inside his home in Tiburon, California. Authorities in Marin County are investigating the cause of death.
“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.”
Update, 7:22 p.m. EST: The Marin County Sheriffs Office said in a statement that a forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday.
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” his wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
A retrospective on the Chicago native’s career, as aired on CNN on Monday, can be seen below.