This just came in as an alert on my cell phone! Actor comedian Robin Williams has been found dead at his home. The details will be coming in asap...possibly a suicide...
Police were the first to confirm the death of Williams, who was discovered “unconscious and not breathing inside his residence” in Tiburon, California. A police report was the source of the announcement.
According to a press release issued by the Marin County Coronor’s office, the Sheriff’s office suspects the death to be “suicide due to asphyxia.” The 9-1-1 phone call came in just before noon today.
“The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Divison suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia,” the police report says. An investigation into his death is now underway. In July the actor had checked himself into rehab.
Williams is best known for roles in Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, and Jumanji.
"It is our hope the focus will be not on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
More recently, the actor starred on CBS’ The Crazy Ones.
Our thoughts and prayers go to his family, his children, and the legions of friends Robin had... If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).