Actor & Comedian, Robin Williams dead.
Robin Williams’ Publicist has confirmed the news. Mara Roberts, a press representative, released the official statement saying
Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling with depression of late.
Susan Schneider, Robin Williams’ wife, also released a statement saying:
This morning I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings.
As per Police, Williams was found unconscious in his room this afternoon. The apparent cause of his death seems to be suicide by asphyxiation, According to authorities. Williams was an Oscar winner, best known for his lead roles in classic Comedies such as Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji, Flubber and Good morning. However, he had a diverse collection of work best seen through Good Will Hunting and Dead Poet’s Society.
His last tweets were posted at the end of July, mentioning his recent birthday, an article about Night at the Museum, and birthday wishes to his daughter, Zelda.
— Robin Williams (@robinwilliams) July 31, 2014
First look at the new “Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb” I hope you enjoy it! http://t.co/J19NeYYvsd
— Robin Williams (@robinwilliams) July 30, 2014
Psychologist Julie Cerel, chairperson of the board of the American Association of Suicidology, said Williams was known to have bipolar disorder, depression and problems with drug abuse. However, there are currently no reports associated with drug use, as he was known to have been sober since his last visit to rehab in 2006.
I think we can all agree that it feels as if we’ve lost an uncle. Williams will be missed and our thoughts go out to his family.