Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead in his California home, and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether it was suicide.
He was 63.
Williams’ publicist would not confirm that his deathwas a suicide, but said that the “Good Will Hunting” star has battled “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,” the comedian’s publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement.
Cops responded to a call at 11:55 a.m. on Monday. The “Patch Adams” actor had been found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, Calif., which he shares with his wife, Susan Schneider. Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.
“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 out 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,” his wife of nearly three years, Susan Schneider, said in a statement.
Williams was last seen alive in his home on Sunday evening.
A forensic examination is schedule for Aug. 12 with toxicology testing to follow.
Williams had recently agreed to reprise his role as Mrs. Doubtfire in a sequel to the hit film.
Smh ...RIP !!!