Mary E. O'Connor
Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday, in an apparent suicide. His body was found inside his Tiburon, CA home. Williams was found in the home unconscious, and it is suspected that the cause of death is asphyxia. He was last seen alive Sunday evening at 10 pm. He was 63 years old.
Williams starred in more than 100 movie and television productions, initially as Mork in the 1978 sitcom Mork and Mindy, and most notably Good Will Hunting--for which he won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other great titles starring Williams include: Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, The Birdcage, Patch Adams, Night at the Museum--and most recently, The Crazy Ones, a CBS sitcom which was cancelled in May.
Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said: "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." President Barack Obama commented on Williams' death, saying, "He was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit."
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