The Marin County Sheriff’s Department reports that Robin Williams was found unconscious and not breathing in his Tiburon California, home earlier today. Officials currently think he committed suicide by asphysxia and are investigating further. CNN and other sources are reporting on the news. The family asks for privacy and reports he had been battling depression, according to CNN.
Here’s the press release:
Here’s more from Variety.com:
According to his publicist, who confirmed the news, the actor had been battling depression of late and had recently entered 12-step rehab stint for drug abuse.
His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement, “I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Williams is best known for both comedic and dramatic roles in movies including “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won a Best Supporting Actor in 1997. In addition, he won several Emmys, Golden Globes.
Williams’ film career was bookended by TV roles including his breakout role on the ABC sitcom “Mork & Mindy” in 1978. He returned to TV on CBS last season, “The Crazy Ones.”
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.