Robin Williams dead at age 63

(NBC) -- Actor Robin Williams has died, the Marin County Sheriff's Office says. It is investigating his death, believed to have been a suicide.

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."

Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, issued 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."
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Earlier Story

NBC News is reporting actor Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63. Reports are he was found dead at his home in unincorporated Tiburon County, California. That's about 40 miles north of San Francisco.
NBC reports the Marin County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.


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