Celebrated comedian and actor, Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63 unexpectedly on Monday, August 11. According to the Los Angeles Times the Marin County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call at 11:55 a.m. PT about an unresponsive man found in his Tiburon, California home. There is speculation, that the cause of death is suicide due to him dealing with depression.
A representative for Williams released a statement, reading: “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.” The Sheriff’s Department, according to Entertainment Weekly, suspect “suicide due to asphyxia.” A formal ruling will be issued following a more thorough investigation.
Williams received multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards in his lifetime as well as an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting. He also won six Grammys over the the course of his career, five for Best Comedy Recording, and one for Best Spoken Word Album in 2003.
He also had appeared in the video of Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry, Be Happy in 1988. The two worked together again a decade later in 1998 to a cover the Beatles’ Come Together for In My Life.