Robin Williams found dead from suspected suicide
Robin McLaurin Williams- MUlit-talent producer
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was
an American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter.
Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in
the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82),
His death is a great loss to the media industry.
According to police in Marin County,
Calif., Williams was found "unconscious and not breathing" just
before noon Monday inside his home in Tiburon, Calif., following a 911 phone
call. He was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. after emergency personnel arrived.
They added that the actor was last seen alive at 10 p.m. Sunday.
An investigation into the cause of the death is underway, but "the Sheriff’s
Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia." A
forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday, along with a press conference
that will be held at 11 a.m. in San Rafael, Calif.
Williams' publicist Mara Buxbaum told
The Hollywood Reporter that Williams "has been battling severe
depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully
asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
His wife, Susan
Schneider, said: "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."