Robin Williams Dead At 63

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Robin Williams Dead At 63

August 11, 2014 Updated Aug 12, 2014 at 2:36 PM EDT

TIBURON, Calif. (21Alive) - Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his California home.

His cause of death is believed to be suicide by asphyxia, due to hanging, according to Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County's Sheriff's Office who announced the preliminary findings at a press conference Tuesday.

Williams was 63 years old.

Authorities were called to Williams' home at 11:55 a.m. PDT (2:55 p.m. EDT) on reports that he was unconscious, and not breathing, according to police. He was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. PDT (3:02 EDT).

Police say Williams was last seen alive at his home around 10:00 p.m. PDT Sunday (1:00 a.m. EDT Monday).

The Marin County Sheriff's Office has scheduled a press conference for 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT) regarding the death investigation.

Williams made it big in showbiz in 1978, starring as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork, who rooms with a woman on earth. Mork & Mindy ran four seasons, and Williams won the Golden Globe for best comedic actor in 1979.

On the silver screen, Williams would win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997's Good Will Hunting. He also won the Golden Globe for Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), The Fisher King (1991) and Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

In 2013-14, Williams starred in a CBS sitcom, The Crazy Ones, about an advertising agency centered around Williams' comedic relationship with daughter, played by Sarah Michelle Geller. The show was canceled after one season.

Williams is survived by his wife of three years, Susan Schneider, and three children: Zelda Williams, Cody Williams and Zachary Williams.




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