Hollywood Actor Robin Williams Dies At 63Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and much beloved comedian who made millions of people laugh from his films, was found dead in his California home on Monday (US time) in an apparent suicide.
According to reports, Williams was found dead by paramedics in his house in Tiburon, north of San Francisco, California at 11:55 a.m. on Monday. He was pronounced dead a little after 12 noon. He was last seen at 10 a.m. with his wife in the house they shared.
The cause of death is believed to be asphyxiation, raising some to report that Williams may have hanged himself.
Mara Buxbaum, the actor's spokesman, released a statement, saying he has been battling depression in the last few months. Williams was also twice out of rehab, and was known to deal with drugs in the past.
His recent stint in rehab was to reaffirm his sobriety because of his hectic schedule.
His wife, Susan Schneider, who he married back in October 2011, also released a statement. "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."
Williams celebrated his 63rd birthday last month. Two weeks ago, he posted on his Instagram account a picture of him and his daughter. He greeted Zelda Rae Williams, who turned 25 years old that day.
The actor battled addictions to drink and alcohol since the late 1970s and the early 1980s. He quit drugs in the early 1990s because of the death of his friend and the birth of his son.
He rose to fame through playing the alien Mork in the TV show "Mork & Mindy," which was a "Happy Days" spinoff. But perhaps, Williams was best known for his roles in "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Jumanji," "Good Will Hunting," "Hook," "Awakenings," and "Dead Poets Society."
Williams played Sarah Michelle Gellar's dad in the TV show "The Crazy Ones." It was said that he was disappointed when the show was not renewed after the first season.
He was supposed to appear on the third "Night at the Museum" film, and would have reprised his role as "Mrs. Doubtfire" in the sequel to the 1993 movie.
Fox, the studio behind "Nights at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," released a statement on the loss of the actor they consider as part of the Fox family.
Williams is survived by his wife and three children.