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Old August 12 2014, 12:10 AM   #1
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Robin Williams dead at the age of 63

Entertainment Weekly story

His publicist wouldn't confirm suicide, but said Williams had been battling depression. The sheriff's office suspects suicide due to asphyxia.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:10 AM   #2
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Robin Williams Passed Away

R.I.P.

He was one of this generation's greatest comedians.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:11 AM   #3
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Robin Williams passes away at 63

News coming through the Robin Williams has died age 63 after being found dead at his home.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-1...s-dead/5664414

Actor-Comedian Robin Williams has died at the age of 63, according to the Marin County, California Sheriff's Department.
The sheriff's office said Williams was found dead on at his home in Northern California.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:12 AM   #4
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Re: Robin Williams dead at the age of 63

It's also confirmed by Variety, and E! Online, both saying they've had it confirmed by Williams' publicist.

Variety wrote:
Veteran film and television comedic actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday. He was 63.
The cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation, according to the coroner’s office in Tiburon, Calif. He was found in his home.

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.

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Robin Williams has died.

Shockingly, suddenly, tragically, the actor was found dead at his home in Tiburon, Calif., this morning, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office Coroner Division.

"Robin Williams passed away this morning," his rep confirmed to E! News. "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."
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Old August 12 2014, 12:12 AM   #5
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RIP Robin Williams.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:13 AM   #6
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Re: Robin Williams Passed Away

Mods, please merge with other thread. Thanks.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:16 AM   #7
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Re: Robin Williams dead at the age of 63

So sad. Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, Good Will Hunting. He made countless movies that entertained the world.

Depression sucks.

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Old August 12 2014, 12:19 AM   #8
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Re: Robin Williams dead at the age of 63

Read this just now. Shocking. The man was the epitome of life and alive. Energetic and vivacious. He defined what was funny and taught me the word, "improvisation." This is shocking to say the least.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:21 AM   #9
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Argh, that's a gut-punch. Holy shit.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:24 AM   #10
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^ This. And well... fuck.

Terrible, terrible news.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:25 AM   #11
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Re: Robin Williams dead at the age of 63

Needless to say, as a kid growing up in the early 1990s, I always wanted a friend like him.
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Re: Robin Williams dead at the age of 63

This has made me start crying.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:27 AM   #13
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Re: Robin Williams dead at the age of 63

Awful, awful news.

I think the first thing I ever saw him in was Popeye. I'd watch the VHS tape over and over when I'd visit my grandmother. To this day, I always think of him when I eat spinach. He'll always be Popeye--and many other beloved characters--to me.

RIP Robin Williams.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:28 AM   #14
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Despite the thrashing it received, I actually liked The Crazy Ones and was disappointed it got canceled. Williams seemed liked he in his element on that show.
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Old August 12 2014, 12:28 AM   #15
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Very sad. Am at work and trying not to cry, think it's best to stay away from the internet for a while. Twitter has erupted, and who could blame it.
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