Oscar winning actor and renowned comedian Robin William was found dead in his California house on Monday – August 11th 2014 in what is being treated as a possible suicide according to the Marin County Sheriff Department.
According to a statement by the actor’s publicist, his wife confirmed the news stating that ‘This morning I lost my husband and best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” she said.
Williams was last seen alive at the house that he shared with Schneider in Tiburon, north of San Francisco, at about 10pm on Sunday night, the Marin County sheriff’s office said.
Details following the incident indicate state that Marin County police responded to a 9-1-1 call about an unidentified male who was not breathing. When the emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found Williams inside his house; and was pronounced dead soon after.
The news as expected has since gone viral, prompting a plethora of views, opinions and discussions on the circumstances surrounding his death, in response Robin William’s publicist – Mara Buxbaum has revealed that “He has been battling severe depression of late,” and tagged it as a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Hollywood actors and Washington leaders alike declared themselves heartbroken by Williams’ death with the President of the United States issuing this statement
“Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a President, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in-between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most — from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin’s family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams.”
It would be recalled that William had entered a rehab facility earlier this year to “fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment” to sobriety, according to a representative, after struggling with alcohol and drugs in the 1980s and then again around the time he sought more help in 2006.
The comic broke out on the television series Mork & Mindy and won an Academy Award for his role in Good Will Hunting. He had memorable roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society,Patch Adams, Hook, Jack and Good Morning, Vietnam. He also voiced the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin.
“Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him,” director Steven Spielberg told reporters.
We here at moviepencil, loved Robin William and his great performances. May his soul rest in perfect peace and we would sincerely miss him.