Robin Williams Dead at 63

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According to police in Marin County, California, Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.

Williams has starred in dozens of films over his decades-spanning comedic career, and won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in “Good Will Hunting” in 1997. He most recently starred in the CBS sitcom, “The Crazy Ones.”

According to a press release issued by the Marin County Sheriff’s office, the coroner “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”

His publicist released this statement: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling 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.”

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

from The Moviefone Blog

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