Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday morning at his home in Northern California. He was 63.
According to a statement released by police in Marin County, California, they suspect the actor died from a suicide.
“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.”
While Williams’ publicist would not confirm details about his the actor’s death, a rep did issue this statement.
“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Williams, who has appeared in films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji won an Oscar for playing Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He has also won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards throughout his career.
According to his IMDB page, several projects he was involved in were in the midst of production included Merry Friggin’ Christmas and Absolutely Anything. The third installment of Night at the Museum, in which he plays Teddy Roosevelt, is set to release this December.
While investigations on his death are still undergoing, the only thing we can do now is remember what a great actor he was. The emotions, humour and talent he brought to the screen will never be forgotten.