Robin Williams battled severe depression before alleged suicide, aged 63

12 August 2014 / 2 years 2 months ago

Robin Williams was found dead at aged 63 in what is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation. 

The 'Mrs. Doubtfire' star was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California, on Monday morning (11.08.14).

The Veteran actor's publicist released a statement, saying:

"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."

Robin, who resides with his wife, was last seen alive on Sunday night (10.08.14) before his body was discovered shortly before a call to the emergency services was made at 11.55am on Monday.

An investigation into the exact cause of death is currently underway and a forensic examination is scheduled to take place today (12.08.14) with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

A spokesman for the Marin County Sheriff's Department in California explained:

"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.

"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."

Robin leaves behind his wife of three years Susan Schneider and his children Zak, 31 Zelda, 25, and Cody, 23.

Zelda Williams also posted a heartbreaking and beatiful message in response to her father's death on Twitter. Look at the tweet in the gallery below.

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