May 29, 2017

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Dead at 63

Robin-Williams_deadACADEMY 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.

good_morning_vietnamThe late actor’s wife also released a statement expressing how “utterly heartbroken” his death has left her.Williams was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor three times, and took home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 1997’s Good Will Hunting.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” she stated. “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.”

Last month he was reported as entering into a Minnesota rehab facility to “focus on his continued commitment” to sobriety, his rep told the Daily News.

Williams had been open about his struggles with addiction after maintaining sobriety for 20 years.

He had a relapse during his 2005 filming of “The Big White” and entered a rehab a year later but was said to have maintained sobriety ever since.

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Comments

  1. Truly, I suppose no rational-person should be surprised: this just follows the path of a godless, heathen, demonic world. (And I don’t say that to be mean-spirited to whom he has left behind. And we SHOULD pray for his loved-ones and friends.) Just suppose how much good he might done to advanced the cause of Christ had he been a believer? Instead, one is left to imagine how many have been turned away from Christ, because of the lifestyle he and others like him wrongly exemplify.

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