We lose another great entertainer today, Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63, its believed a suicide lead on by his on going battle with depression. Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63, harnessed his zany comic persona to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated and bankable movie stars.
Mr. Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, Calif., just north of San Francisco, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, although an investigation is continuing. Emergency personnel found Mr. Williams inside the house he shared with his wife, Susan Schneider, after a 911 call reported a man unconscious and not breathing. The sheriff’s office said Mr. Williams was last seen alive at 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Full Story: The Wall Street Journal Its a sad day for many. Most of us grew up with Robin Williams on our tv sets providing a zany comedy that has yet to be reproduced to the same standard, I doubt it will ever again. He was truly a comedic genius, and its so sad that a man that brought so much happiness and laughter to the world had to struggle with the darkness of depression. He was more than just a nutty entertainer though, he could really pull of the dramatic stuff( Good Will Hunting for example). While many will remember him for his family orientated movies like Flubber, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, it was his stand up comedy that really gave an insight to the loveable lunatic that was Robin Williams. I hope that he has found peace now. RIP Oh Captain, My Captain.