Robin Williams

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Jul 21, 1951-Aug 11, 2014

Robin Williams was a comic genius who died too soon.

Following a reported bout with depression, Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, Calif., on August 11, 2014, 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."

First coming to popular fame on the 1970s ABC sitcom Mork & Mindy, the funnyman, who had appeared in nightclubs, on late-night talk shows and HBO specials, would transition into becoming an Oscar-winning actor for his role in Good Will Hunting.

Remembered by many for his kindness, whether as part of the Comic Relief specials to his grace with fans, Williams death was a shocking and sudden one. After the cancellation of his TV series The Crazy Ones, there had been talk of Williams returning to one of his greatest comic roles in a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire.

He married Susan Schneider, his third wife, in October 2011. In addition to her, survivors include son Zachary with first wife Valerie Velardi; and daughter Zelda, who's also an actress, and son Cody with second wife Marsha Garces Williams.

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