Fuck, such horrible news. I have always maintained a spot near my heart for Robin Williams. I have so many fond memories associated with him. Williams entertained me from such a young age.
There are so many great memories. From Mork & Mindy—to his battle with The Fonz on Happy Days, his dynamite stand up, so many films—-Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Jumanji, Patch Adams, Dead Again, Flubber, Insomnia, The Fisher King—-and so many more. Williams always seemed like that fun loving yet caring uncle.
I hope you do not mind, but I will probably be spamming Robin Williams related material over the next week or so. I plan on binging on Williams material.
Robin Williams (July 21, 1951-August 11, 2014)
Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died at age 63, the Marin County County Sheriff’s office confirmed on Monday evening. Cause of death is suspected to be suicide.
The office said that they responded to a 911 call Monday morning that a male adult was found not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, Calif. Williams was identified shortly after and pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.
“At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made,” the release stated.
His publicist, Mara Buxbaum, confirmed the news as well, and said that Williams was recently battling “severe depression.”
“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,” 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, Susan Schneider, also released a statement to news outlets: “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 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.”
Williams is best known for his roles in “Good Will Hunting,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Morning Vietnam” and many more.