ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING Actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead today.
The actor is 63 years old. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office says the death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
WIlliams was found unconscious around 12 p.m. inside his residence in Tiburon, according to a report by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,” his publicist said in a statement. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
An investigation into his cause of death is underway while the coroner suspects that it was a suicide caused by asphyxiation. A forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday.