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Robin Williams, 63, Found Dead in Calif. Home

WI Web Staff | 8/11/2014, 7:30 p.m.
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday morning inside his California home, according to multiple news outlets.
Robin Williams (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday morning inside his California home, according to multiple news outlets.

Authorities said they received a 911 call just before noon from the Tiburon residence, where Williams lived with his wife. Upon entering the home, emergency personnel found the 63-year-old actor unconscious and not breathing. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Marin County Coroner's office issued a statement citing the suspected manner of death to be "suicide due to asphyxia," Entertainment Weekly reported.

Williams, a revered comedic actor who rose to fame starring in the 1970s hit sitcom "Mork & Mindy," was perhaps best known for his titular role in the 1993 blockbuster "Mrs. Doubtfire." He was also lauded for his turns in dramatic films such as "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Will Hunting," the latter garnering him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997.