Family, Friends And Fans Mourn Loss Of Robin Williams


The internet took on a somber tone today as thousands took to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share their sadness over the death of comedy legend Robin Williams.

Williams, 63, was found dead in his Northern California home Monday. The actor was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home at around noon and he was pronounced him dead shortly after. The Marin County Sheriff’s office said the cause of death appeared to be suicide.

The details surrounding his death aren’t completely clear yet, but the coroner’s office said they believe, “the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.” Investigators have planned a press conference for Tuesday at 11am. An autopsy will be done the same day.

“He has been battling severe depression of late,” his publicist Mara Buxbaum 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.”

Williams’ wife, graphic designer Susan Schneider, sent a written statement to CNN earlier today.

“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,” Schneider said. “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.”

Never shy about discussing his problems, Williams had been struggling with addiction and depression since the beginning of his career. He returned to rehab earlier this summer to “fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment [to his sobriety],” reps said at the time.

In the midst of all the sadness fans can at least look forward to four more movie appearances coming to theaters, including another installment in the “Night at the Museum” franchise.

See what Hollywood had to say about this beloved actor below.



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