Today on August 11, 2014, a film and comedic legend passed away at the age of 63. Robin Williams was reported to be found passed out unconcious in his home today from what is being reported as a suicide, although not confirmed.
The Marin County Sheriff’s department received the 911 call shortly before noon and found Williams dead due to a suspected suicide asphyxiation shortly after arriving on the scene. It was known that the star had been suffering from severe depression at the time.
Later on, Williams’ wife released this message to the press:
“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.”
Born in July 21, 1951, the Chicago, Illinois actor was a legendary comedic and film star who was featured in many iconic movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum, and Good Will Hunting. He was best known for his quickly paced improvisational style of comedy.
He was truly a legend and an played an incredibly important part in our childhood lives. He gave us laughter and joy and he will be remembered in our history books. Rest in Peace Mr. Robin Williams.