Famed actor and comedian, Robin Williams, 63, was found dead on Monday at his home in Marin County, California. Although the cause of death is still under investigation, the Coroner Division of the Sheriff’s Office suspects suicide due to asphyxia. However, further examinations must be completed first before coming to a conclusion.
According to his publicist, Williams is said to be struggling once again with severe depression recently. Williams is known to have faced personal challenges in the past. While his career was taking off, he suffered drug addiction, alcoholism and depression. Despite personal setbacks, he continued acting and was open about battling these demons and his success in overcoming them during interviews.
Before his on-screen success, Robin Williams was known for his ad-libbing as a stand-up comedian. His work as the crazy alien Mork in Mork and Mindy earned him his breakthrough in American television. He played a wide range of characters and film roles, both in comedy and drama. His role as a therapist in Good Will Hunting won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His last projects were The Crazy Ones in 2013 co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as father and daughter and Angriest Man in Brooklyn. He will appear in the third installment of Night at the Museum due in December.
In a statement released in Entertainment Weekly by Fox, the studio behind the Night at The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, it says, “There really are no words to describe the loss of Robin Williams. He was immensely talented, a cherished member of our community, and part of the Fox family. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. He will be deeply missed.”