Emmy winning comedian Robin Williams has been found dead today at the age of 63 of an apparent suicide.
Mulitple sources are reporting that Williams was found dead early Monday morning in his Northern California home.
Per reports from CNN, the local coroner reports that Williams’ death appears to be a suicide due to “asphyxia.”
Mara Buxbaum, Williams’ media representative, notes that Williams has been suffering from depression in recent months, while asking for privacy for his family in this difficult time:
“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.”
Buxbaum’s statement was shortly followed by a statement from Williams’ wife Susan Schneider
“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 the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Williams most recently starred in CBS’ The Crazy Ones alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton.
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