Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.
FOX News Radio's Michelle Pollino reports:
Robin Williams has died in his Tiburon, California home. He was 63 years old. His wife Susan Schneider, released this statement:
"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings..."... She goes on to say... "I am utterly heartbroken."
At this time, the Sheriff's Office suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. An investigation is underway. Williams, a four-time Oscar nominee, won a supporting actor Oscar for "Good Will Hunting". He most recently starred in CBS' comedy "The Crazy Ones". He recently checked into rehab in an effort to maintain his sobriety.
Michelle Pollino, FOX News Radio.
Fans and colleagues alike are saddened by the loss of Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams, who leaves behind a legacy of work and love.
FOX News Radio's Michelle Pollino reports, with a look back on Williams' impressive career.
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READ a statement from Mara Buxbaum, press representative for Robin Williams:
"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."
READ a statement from Susan Schneider, wife of Robin Williams:
"This morning, 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. 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."
READ a statement by the President on the passing of Robin Williams:
"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most - from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets. The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin's family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams."