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« on: August 12, 2014, 09:58:40 PM »
Williams, a four-time Oscar nominee, won a supporting actor Oscar for Good Will Hunting.
Robin Williams was a true comedic genius whose unique career brought joy and laughter to millions of fans for more than 40 years before he tragically died at age 63, reportedly due to suicide by asphyxiation.
Robin was married three times, to Valerie Velardi from 1978 to 1988, to Marsha Garces from 1989 to 2008, and to graphic designer Susan Schneider from 2011 until his death. Robin had one child from his marriage with Valerie, son Zachary Pym, and two children from his marriage with Marsha, daughter Zelda Rae and son Cody Alan.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 10:05:29 PM »
RIP to his soul. Superb actor and comedian. I saw his Night at the Museum so many times. Even he given voice over to Genie in Alladin movie.

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 10:06:17 PM »
(Reuters) - Robin Williams, the actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film's biggest stars was remembered as a creative genius on Tuesday as family, friends and fans mourned his death in an apparent suicide at the age of 63.

Williams was discovered unconscious and not breathing on Monday in his home near Tiburon, north of San Francisco. The cause of death is under investigation and an autopsy was to be conducted Tuesday.

The comedian's appeal stretched across generations and genres, from family fare as the voice of Disney's blue Genie in "Aladdin" to his portrayal of a fatherly therapist in the 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting," for which he earned his sole Oscar.

But many remembered the master of impressions for his tender portrayal in "Mrs. Doubtfire," when he played a divorced father pretending to be a British nanny so he could be close to his children.

Williams had been recently suffering from severe depression, his publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement, and the actor had repeatedly talked about his past struggles with alcohol and drugs.

Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement saying, "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."

The Marin County Sheriff's coroner's division said it suspected Williams committed suicide by asphyxiation. The Sheriff's office said it received an emergency call about noon local time on Monday.

LAUGHTER 'SUSTAINED' HIM

Social media was alight with appreciation for Williams, who introduced his boyish exuberance and outlandish vaudeville-esque style to audiences as a quirky extraterrestrial in the late 1970s TV comedy "Mork & Mindy."

U.S. President Barack Obama called Williams a "one of a kind" actor who could make people laugh and cry with his array of characters.

"He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit," Obama said in a statement.

Secretary of State John Kerry described Williams as "an absolute genius, with an extraordinary zest for his profession."

"He loved people and he committed himself to any issue that concerned him. Robin wasn’t just a huge creative genius, but a caring, involved citizen," Kerry said in a statement.

Williams, who was most recently in the CBS television comedy "The Crazy Ones" until it was canceled after one season in May, had entered a rehabilitation center this summer to help him maintain sobriety.

His representatives at the time said Williams was not using drugs or alcohol but was there to "fine-tune" his sobriety after a demanding work schedule.

The death of Williams shook Hollywood, and colleagues mourned the loss of what many called a big-hearted man and one of the most inventive comedians of his time.

Michelle Gellar, who played his daughter in "The Crazy Ones," said her life was better for knowing Williams.

"To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the father I had always dreamed of having," she said in a statement.

'HUMBLE' HERO

Williams, who was born in Chicago in 1951 and grew up in suburban Detroit earned four Academy Award nominations, the first for his portrayal of U.S. Army radio announcer Adrian Cronauer during the Vietnam War in "Good Morning, Vietnam."

He also earned Oscar nominations for the 1990 coming-of-age prep school drama "Dead Poets Society" and 1991's "The Fisher King."

Williams married three times, most recently in 2011 to Schneider. He had three children.

In a 2009, the actor told Reuters that his children often referred to his own struggles with substance abuse when he would confront them about their own misbehavior.

"They went, 'And you had a three-year drunken relapse.' Ah, thank you for bringing that back, my little happy creatures," Williams quipped.

His death also deeply affected his local artists' community, far from the hype of Hollywood.

"He embodied what it meant to be humble," said Lucy Mercer, executive artistic director at Throckmorton Theatre, a small venue near Williams' home, where the actor was known to try out new material.

"He doused us in his love and positive glow and never asked for anything in return."

Williams will appear in the upcoming film "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," playing the statue of Teddy Roosevelt who comes to life at night, and the holiday comedy "Merry Friggin' Christmas." He also was attached to a sequel to 1993 hit "Mrs. Doubtfire."

In his final posting on Twitter on July 31, Williams had wished his daughter Zelda a happy 25th birthday. Late on Monday, Zelda wrote on Twitter: "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up."

(Additional reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis, Edith Honan, Piya Sinha-Roy and Eric M. Johnson; Writing by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Mary Milliken, Jeremy Laurence and Bill Trott)
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 11:46:58 PM »
RIp................

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 04:52:31 AM »
R.I.P

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 10:54:03 AM »
Robin Williams’ Death Due to Hanging

Comedian Robin Williams died of hanging on Monday morning, said Marin County sheriffs.

Lieutenant Keith Boyd made the announcement at a Tuesday press conference at the Marin County sheriff’s office in San Rafael, Calif.

Boyd said that Williams, 63, was suspended with a belt around his neck. He was clothed and rigor mortis had set in. Police said the actor was found by his assistant in a seated position in his home in Tiburon, just north of San Francisco.

An investigation is ongoing into his death, which was due to asphyxia.

A toxicology report will be conducted but will take two to six weeks to be completed.

source: imdb.com

 

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