The Academy Award Winning actor Robin Williams died on Monday morning, his publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement. Williams, 63, had been battling severe depression recently, the statement said. Williams was found unconscious at his home in Tiburon, Calif., around noon on Monday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. His death appeared to be a suicide due to asphyxia.
Leaving behind a long and rich body of work, the gifted actor can best be remembered for roles ranging from obscure to larger than life, for comedic as well dramatic. Originally, a stand-up comedian Williams' public persona spanned decades and reached people from all walks of life.
Popular and critically-acclaimed performances included: Mork and Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet's Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Comic Relief, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, Hook, and many more. Amidst the chaos of war, Robin Williams was a constant performer in Iraq and Afghanastan cheering up the troops. Williams is survived by wife Susan Schneider and three children.