Actor Robin Williams Dead at 63


Actor Robin Williams has died at the age of 63, according to a press release from the Marin County, California police department.

On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, 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 Divisions 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.

Williams was the star of dozens of films including Dead Poet's Society, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage and a television icon for his 70's role as a sitcom alien in Mork and Mindy. He received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Good Will Hunting, two Emmys, four Golden Globes, and five Grammys - certainly one of the greatest actors of his generation.


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  1. How truly sad.

    Posted by: LiamB | Aug 11, 2014 7:11:08 PM

  2. I can't believe it, i watched so many films with him in the lead and now he's gone.

    Posted by: David | Aug 11, 2014 7:14:39 PM

  3. Poor guy. He must have felt absolutely miserable to have taken this extreme step.

    Posted by: SeattleMike | Aug 11, 2014 7:17:46 PM

  4. From what I'm hearing this was a suicide due to depression:

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Aug 11, 2014 7:17:57 PM

  5. RIP

    Posted by: Me | Aug 11, 2014 7:19:30 PM

  6. How sad that someone so giving of laughter to others could not find it for himself.

    Posted by: *****overTX | Aug 11, 2014 7:21:18 PM

  7. How tragic and sad! Depression is a killer. Damn!

    Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    R.I.P. Robin Williams. Thank you so very much for laughter.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 11, 2014 7:22:29 PM

  8. Favorite Robin Williams movie?

    Mine is Dead Poets Society.

    Posted by: crispy | Aug 11, 2014 7:23:17 PM

  9. Horrible !

    Posted by: Cassete | Aug 11, 2014 7:23:58 PM

  10. Mr. Williams wasn't really my cup of tea, but he certainly became better over the course of his career from Mork and Mindy to Mrs. Doubtfire and The Centennial Man, and more.

    Posted by: J Ascher | Aug 11, 2014 7:29:29 PM

  11. He just checked into rehab for sobriety in July

    I'll wager a bet his liver wasn't in good shape

    Posted by: Hislv | Aug 11, 2014 7:31:39 PM

  12. I loved some many of his films as a kid, this is just so sad.

    Posted by: Dawnell_do | Aug 11, 2014 7:31:42 PM

  13. oh wow

    just saw the suicide angle


    Posted by: Hislv | Aug 11, 2014 7:32:14 PM

  14. As your character Armand on the Birdcage once famously quipped, "A woman is said to be worth her weight in hens. And a man's wealth is measured by the size of his cock." You Robin, were priceless. RIP.

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 11, 2014 7:35:54 PM

  15. Really a sad surprise. Depression...hard to believe that someone physically well off (if he wasn't in hovering debt) can't find the will to live. Still, I have lost two friends this way and in both cases they were mentlly unstable enough - and yet conscious enough - to realize that they did not want to spend the rest of their lives going in and out of institutions/ care facilities or hospitals, which is what they faced. I honored their choice to get out as they did. Robin is free now.

    Posted by: UFFDUH | Aug 11, 2014 7:37:57 PM

  16. For those hoping for a reprise of Mrs. Doubtfire this will be very sad news. However, having seen DVD's of his stand-up routine, I'd say they were much better than his movies. He was first and foremost a stand-up comedian.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 11, 2014 7:39:16 PM

  17. Maybe he was tired of fighting the alcoholism and depression. In that case, despite of the tragedy for his family, he is at peace now.

    Posted by: Raul8 | Aug 11, 2014 7:47:42 PM

  18. WHAT A COWARD....

    Posted by: Shannon | Aug 11, 2014 7:54:13 PM

  19. He never made me laugh

    Posted by: Li'l Kiwiwi | Aug 11, 2014 7:55:21 PM

  20. This is really sad.

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Aug 11, 2014 8:00:17 PM

  21. His standup routines were always full of energy and life. He'll be missed.

    Posted by: Mikey M | Aug 11, 2014 8:04:29 PM

  22. Farewell, Oh Captain, My Captain! My condolences to his family and friends for this tremendous loss.

    Posted by: Keith | Aug 11, 2014 8:10:43 PM

  23. Shannon/li'l Kiwiwi = Rick = ACTUAL MONSTER

    Posted by: Tyler | Aug 11, 2014 8:15:41 PM

  24. Robin Williams was famous in the cycling community of San Francisco for being an avid cyclist. When I was out on training rides for the AIDS Ride I would often see him riding his bike. He was unmistakable even under his bike helmet and giant cyclist classes.

    A friend once walked up to him in a bike shop in San Francisco, explained that he was training for a bike ride to raise money for people with HIV, and asked him for a donation. Robin Williams took his information and told him he'd send a check. The next week, my friend got a check from him for $1000.

    RIP, Mr. Williams!

    Posted by: peterparker | Aug 11, 2014 8:23:41 PM

  25. Great story PETER, thanks.

    NOW, we should all STOP and attend to SHANNON for only she fully understands who and what Robin Williams was and the moral cause of his death. It was COWARDICE she says which means she has traveled the inner recesses of his psyche and actually found, located and circumscribed with withering precision the root cause of his departure: he failed to endure by her standards of endurance. SHANNON please tell us more.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 11, 2014 8:36:15 PM

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