Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Police in Marin County, California have issued the below statement.
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 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.
Robin Williams' reps confirm to BuzzFeed that the actor has died. "He has been battling severe depression of late," reads a statement
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 11, 2014
His wife has issued a statement:
UPDATE: Celebrities react:
His heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in Peace Robin Williams.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) August 11, 2014
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY8LTjVRA
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) August 11, 2014
Such a tragic loss. I will always have amazing memories of @RobinWilliams. Respect and love goes out to his family.
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) August 11, 2014
Can't believe we lost a legend today. RIP Robin Williams- your legacy will live on forever.
— Diddy (@Diddy) August 11, 2014
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
He was Sweet LOVELY,Man.
He ran high voltage,Mind Always Going,
It was who he was.I Know Well..Many X's from High There is Only Low.So Sad????
— Cher (@cher) August 11, 2014
Honored to have worked w such a bright light and brilliant man. Love and prayers to his family and friends. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) August 11, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop ????????????????
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 11, 2014
President Obama has also issued a statement on Robin’s passing: