Veteran comedian and Oscar winning actor Robin Williams has died at the age of 63! Reports are saying he died from a possible suicide. Mr. Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 pm this afternoon at his home in Tiburon, CA. A press conference is scheduled tomorrow at 11 am. Williams was reportedly suffering from severe depression as of late. This is such a tragic and sudden loss. Williams was known primarily for his early beginnings in stand up comedy and then entered into the acting world.
Williams won a supporting actor Oscar for Good Will Hunting and was nominated four times. Williams only briefly had brushes with the horror genre in 2002’s One Hour Photo, where he played a creepy photo store employee that knew a little too much about one of his customer’s family, and then in 2002’s Insomnia where he portrays another sinister character.
Read the full police statement below:
On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.
An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. 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. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.
Words cannot express how saddened we are by this news. We here at Horror Society would like to offer our sincerest condolences to Robin Williams family and friends. He was an amazing talent and will truly be missed!
R.I.P. Robin Williams 1951 – 2014