BREAKING: Robin Williams Found Dead (UPDATED)

No, this is not another Internet hoax....

Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported.

He was only 63.

The authorities said the cause of death was suicide.

Williams was best known for his roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and his Academy Award winning portrayal of Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

The actor’s wife, Susan Schneider, released the following statement to the New York Times:

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one if 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 that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

 

UPDATE 1: Here’s Robin Williams being his typical funny self in a recent Town Hall event at SiriusXM

UPDATE 2: Tweets are coming in from celebrities, especially comedians. Here are a select few…

UPDATE 3: As people discuss Robin’s passing, it’s important to note the ways you can seek help if you’re feeling depressed and contemplating suicide:

UPDATE 4: This morning Williams’ daughter, Zelda, posted a tribute to her father on Twitter, ending it with “I love you. I miss you. I’ll try to keep looking up, Z.” (via Cosmo)

UPDATE 5: The Associated Press is reporting that Williams did commit suicide, tweeting:

Marin County sheriff also said in a press conference that Williams was discovered by his assistant in a seated position with a belt around his neck, wedged between a door and doorframe in a “room in the house.” He would not discuss whether there was a suicide note found at the scene.

Tragic.

More on this story as it develops…

(via HuffPost)

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