Shocked and unexpected, the amazing Robin Williams died Monday morning in his home in Tiburon, California. The Oscar-winning actor who has been battling severe depression was pronounced dead August 11, 2014 at 12:02 p.m.
Marin county sheriff received a report that Williams “was unconscious and not breathing.” He added that it “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.”
Asphyxia is when you are deprived of oxygen which can lead to coma or death. Besides suffocation, some causes of asphyxia are sleep apnea, seizure, asthma, hanging or drug overdose. A detailed investigation and a forensic examination will be done Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
Robin Williams’ publicist, Mara Buxbaum said,
“This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
For now, let’s remember some of his movies like Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, Jack, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, Jumanji, Popeye, The Butler and so much more. In addition, Mr. Williams will be recurring his role as Teddy Roosevelt at the Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb which is expected to play in cinemas on December 19, 2014.
In response to the talented actor’s death, President Barrack Obama shares:
“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.”
May you Rest In Peace Mr. Robin Williams.