Actor Robin Williams Dead at 63
August 12, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A preliminary investigation has determined that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams died of asphyxiation - an apparent suicide.
The 63-year-old's body was found yesterday in his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. He had been suffering from severe depression.
Williams got his big break in the 1970s as the alien in the hit TV show "Mork & Mindy." He won an Academy Award for his role as an empathetic therapist in the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting."
Tributes from inside and outside the entertainment industry are pouring in as word of actor and comedian Robin Williams' death spreads.
Chevy Chase says Williams was "a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time - comedy!"
Ben Stiller, who co-starred with Williams in "Night at the Museum" says, "His kindness and generosity is what I think of."