We are saddened by reports that Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday of an apparent suicide.
According to the LA Times, Williams was found dead in his California home after a 911 call was made around 11:55 a.m. Williams’ publicist Mara Buxbaum said that he had been battling with severe depression recently and asked that his family be respected during this time.
The Marin County Sheriff’s Office suspects that his death was due to “suicide by asphyxia” but a complete investigation must be done before his cause of death can be considered final. A forensic exam is scheduled for Tuesday.
Williams won an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting and also appeared in films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji.