Beloved actor, Robin Williams, was found dead on Monday. And then the world stopped for a moment in disbelief.
According to police, Williams was found Monday morning in his home in Tiburon, Ca. The apparent cause of his death is suicide by asphyxiation. His publicist, Mara Buxbaum, says that he has been battling severe depression.
Williams’ 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 that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Robin Williams rose to fame while playing Mork the alien in the Happy Days spin-off, Mork and Mindy. He is a four-time Oscar Nominee, and he won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting. He’s best known for his classic comedic roles like Mrs. Doubtfire and the Genie from Aladdin. Many an English Major and literary buff know him for one of his more dramatic roles such as John Keating in Dead Poets Society.
Most recently, Williams had starred in the CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones with Sara Michelle Gellar co-starring as his daughter. The show was cancelled after just one season. He can also be seen reprising his role as the statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower come to life in the upcoming Night at the Museum 3, starring Ben Stiller as the lead.
[via Huffington Post]