By Cameron Scott
Warm and funny in public, Robin Williams privately struggled with substance abuse and depression.
Funnyman Robin Williams’ Suicide
The apparent suicide by hanging of 63-year-old actor and comedian Robin Williams on Monday in Marin County, north of San Francisco, has prompted a public outpouring of shock and sadness.
Legendary comedian and actor died on Monday of asphyxia
Legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams died on Monday, a suspected suicide. He was 63.
The Marin County coroner said in a statement that the death was suspected “to be a suicide due to asphyxia.”
“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,” said the comedian's spokeswoman Mara Buxbaum. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”