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Robin Williams has committed suicide

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    12 de agosto de 2014 00:01:54 ART

    Robin Williams has committed suicide


    The Oscar-winning actor/comedian killed himself in Tiburon, in Northern California.   His people tell us he's been recently battling severe depression.  

    According to the Marin County Sheriff's Office ... authorities found Williams' body inside his home.  They say he was found unresponsive.

    He was unconscious and not breathing and the coroner suspects suicide due to asphyxia. 

    Williams was last seen alive at his house at 10 PM Sunday night.

    Robin went back to rehab last month to focus on his sobriety.  We're told alcohol was an issue.

    Williams struggled with cocaine and alcohol abuse in the early '80s but was sober for 20 years ... with the exception of a stint in rehab in 2006. 

    Robin's wife, Susan Schneider, says, "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."

    Robin's last tweet was on July 31 ... wishing his daughter Zelda Rae a happy 25th birthday. He posted a #tbt instagram pic of himself holding her as a child. 

    Williams was 63.

    Hollywood is in mourning after the shocking death of Robin Williams.

    Between his costars through the years and a generation of celebrity fans who grew up on films like "Jumanji," "Hook," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Aladdin," the late actor's many admirers have all taken to Twitter to remember him and share their condolences.

    President Barack Obama also offered his condolences in a sweet statement, saying "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. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin's family, his friends and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams."

    Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California earlier today. He was 63.

    The actor died of a suspected suicide.

    Williams leaves behind wife Susan Schneider and three children from two previous marriages, Zachary, Zelda and Cody. Robin's last tweet was to Zelda on her birthday on July 31, posting "#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!"

    In a statement to Mashable, Scheinder says "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

    Story developing ...

    The full press release from Marin County Coroner's office is below:

    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 Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the invest igation 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.

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