Actor, comic genius ROBIN WILLIAMS, 63, found dead - an apparent suicide with death by asphyxiation --coroner.
According to a report by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office Williams was found unconscious at his home in Tiburon, Ca at 12:02 PM PDT.
"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," the report read..
"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."
The coroner suspects that it was a suicide caused by asphyxiation. A forensic examination is scheduled for tomorrow.
Williams shot to fame in the late `70s as the day-glo wacky alien in TV's "Mork and Mindy."
A graduate of Juilliard University in New York – (his roommate was “Superman” Christopher Reeve) - Robin conquered the big screen in comic films such as "Good Morning, Vietnam", “Moscow on the Hudson” "Mrs. Doubtfire", "In Dreams" and as the spinach-eating "Popeye".
He won his Academy Award as the therapist in "Good Will Hunting." He also nabbed three Golden Globes, for "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "The Fisher King."
As The ENQUIRER reported Williams, a recovering alcoholic, had recently checked into a rehabilitation center. He also had a heart valve operation in 2009.
His recent TV show "The Crazy Ones" on CBS with Saraha Michelle Gellar barely lasted a season.
Williams’ style was in the tradition of beloved funnyman Jonathan Williams. In Robin's standup act, he parodyed everyone from John Wayne to Vladamir Kosygin to Keith Richards at the speed of light -- riffing and swapping personas - improv-ing a jazz performance hopped up on electrified jungle juice of the mind.
“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late," his publicist said in a statement. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”