The Marin County Sheriff's office has confirmed Robin Williams took his own life inside his San Francisco Bay home.
The investigation is ongoing and an exact time of death is yet to be determined while toxicology tests also need to be performed. What is known at the moment is, his wife Susan Schneider went to bed at 10.30pm on Sunday night and left the house on Monday morning believing her husband was still asleep.
The 63 year old’s personal assistant then tried to call him, but couldn't get in touch so went around to the house where she found him inside another room, before making an emergency call around 11am. The investigation is expected to take a number of weeks.
Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced by the family.
Anyone seeking support can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Scoopla Remembers Robin Williams
12 August, 2014 - 2:18PM
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On this sad day, we remember a hero, a comedian that we could always count on to make us smile. We will miss you Robin Williams.
Hollywood is mourning the loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams, who took his own life earlier today following a long struggle with depression and addiction.
Robin's Family Mourns
Robin Williams wife, Susan Schneider, has released the following 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. 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.”
The father of three shared his final Instagram and Twitter posts two weeks ago - celebrating his daughter Zelda Rae Williams' 25th birthday.
UPDATE: Robin's Children Zak, Zelda and Cody break their silence on their Father's death, releasing the following statement:
Yesterday, I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little grayer. I will carry his heart with me every day. I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be. Seek to bring joy to the world as he sought," Zak Williams, 31, wrote.
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"My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that. To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too… Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again. There are no words strong enough to describe the love and respect I have for my father. The world will never be the same without him. I will miss him and take him with me everywhere I go for the rest of my life, and will look forward, forever, to the moment when I get to see him again"
President Obama Sends Condolences
Barack Obama has offered condolences to Robin's family and friends in the following statement:
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.
Celebrities react to Robin Williams' death.
Robin's career spanned over 30 years, during which he he worked in film, television, theatre and as a stand up comedian.
Many celebrities have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the actor expressing their love and sharing their memories of the adored actor.
If you are concerned about your own emotional wellbeing, are experiencing a personal crisis or are concerned about someone else, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or atwww.lifeline.org.au.