The world has just lost a comedy giant. Robin Williams, 63, is found dead in his home in Tiburon, California, late Monday morning. Read on to learn more about this story.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the Marin County Police has said in their full statement that the Sheriff’s Office, the Tiburon Fire Department and the Southern Marin Protection District rushed to the scene after a 911 call was placed reporting an unconscious male inside his home. They arrived at the scene at 12 noon, five minutes after they received the call, and two minutes later, Robin Williams was pronounced dead.
The Sheriff’s Office believes that Williams’ death is due to asphyxiation. However, a forensic examination will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The police have also stated that they will be holding a press conference regarding the matter.
Recently, Williams had been battling with a bout of depression. In a report from THR, the comedian had himself admitted into a rehab center in 2013 to keep himself in check, as he has had issues with drinking and cocaine in the past.
William was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago. After studying political science for a short time, he went on to attend Julliard to pursue a career in theater. He was discovered after he went on an episode of the television show “Happy Days” in 1975. From there, he was given the role of Mork in the 1987 to 1982 televeision series “Mork and Mindy.”
Since then, Williams has dazzled people with the versatility of his acting, from television all the way to film, from comedic roles to dramatic roles. Williams left people in awe with his ability to imitate other voices, his unique and quick improvisational comedy skills and his portrayal of great characters.
The actor already has a star on Walk of Fame and gained an Oscar award for his performance in the 1997 film, “Good Will Hunting.” He is also known for his roles as John Keating in “Dead Poet’s Society” (1989), Alan Parrish in “Jumanji” (1995), Armand Goldman in “The Birdcage” (1996), Jack Powell in “Jack” (1996), Patch Adams in “Patch Adams” (1998), Andrew Martin in “Bicentennial Man” (1999) and Rainbow Randolph in “Death to Smoochy” (2002).
He charmed his way into people’s hearts and tickled their funny bones in his other roles. His most recent film credits include “The Night at the Museum” films (2006, 2009, 2014), Lee Daniel’s “The Butler” (2013) and “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” (2014).
He returned to the small screen in 2013, as he starred alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar in the father and daughter CBS comedy “The Crazy Ones.” However, the show failed to earn success and was cancelled after the first season.
Robin Williams is survived by his current wife, Susan Schneider, whom he married in 2011, and three children from previous marriages, namely: Zachary, Zelda and Cody.
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