World renowned actor, Robin Williams, was found dead on Monday in his home in Tiburon, California. According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, the Oscar winning actor and comedian is suspected to have committed suicide by means of asphyxiation, as found in their preliminary investigations into the event.
Robin Williams has long since been battling with depression and alleged alcohol and cocaine addiction, which has caused him to be admitted into various rehabilitation centres over the course of his career. In 2006, Williams checked himself into rehab following a relapse after 20 years of sobriety. Recently, he also admitted himself into a twelve step rehabilitation programme after eighteen months of non-stop work.
Susan Schneider, William’s wife, stated, “This morning I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of 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 the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, Robin Williams died between the hours of 20:00 on Sunday night, when he was last seen alive in his home and 12:00 on Monday afternoon, when the coroner’s office received a call to notify them of his death.
Williams acted in various well-known films, such as: Aladin, Goodwill Hunting, The Dead Poets Society Flubber, Patch Adams, Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire.
Williams even received a personal statement from US president, Barack Obama, who stated that he was, “One of a kind,” and that the entire Obama family issues their strongest condolences to Robin William’s family.
Williams is survived by his wife and three children, Zelda (25), Zachary (31) and Cody (19). William’s last tweet sent before his death was a picture of him and his daughter, Zelda, when she was a child.