Robin Williams found dead at his home

By Kirstin Buick
12 August 2014

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California yesterday.

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California yesterday. He was 63.

The cause of death appears to be suicide by asphyxiation, the Wall Street Journal reports, although an investigation has been launched by the The Marin County sheriff’s office.

Robin was pronounced dead at 12:02 pm. Emergency services were called out to his home at 11:55 am, after receiving a 911 call saying that a man had been found “unconscious and not breathing inside his residence.”

"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," the coroner's office said in a statement.

Robin's publicist Mara Buxbaum said Robin "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."
'Our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions'

His wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement to The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff: "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."

Robin is survived by his wife Susan and children Zachary (31),  Zelda (25),  and Cody (19).

Sources: nytimes.com, wsj.com, hollywoodreporter.com

Find Love!

Men
Women