Oscar winning actor Robin Williams dies

Oscar winning actor Robin Williams dies
Published: 2014 August 12 00:41:13 (12188 Views)
Oscar winning actor Robin Williams has died aged 63 from an apparent suicide, police in California said tonight.

Williams is best known for his roles in "Good Will Hunting," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Good Morning Vietnam" and many more.

A spokesman for the Marin County Sheriff's Department in California said: 'On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11.55am, Marin County Communications received a 911 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, California.

'The Sheriff's Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12pm.

'The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12.02pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, California.

'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 10pm on August 10, 2014.

'Mr Williams was located this morning shortly before the 911 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.

'A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.'

His wife Susan Schneider, issued a statement after the tragic news.

'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.'

His family also issued this statement on the tragic passing of the Oscar winner.

'Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,' Mara Buxbaum, press representative, 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.'



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