Condolences have been pouring in from the entertainment industry after the death of beloved actor Robin Williams was made public on Monday. Williams was found in his home by paramedics in what has been described as suicide by asphyxiation, but county officers are still investigating.
Williams was well known for his energy and sense of humour, but also suffered from depression that led to drug and alcohol abuse. The actor’s spokesman said that “he has been battling severe depression of late.”
Williams was not only known for his over-the-top roles in movies like Mrs. Doubtfire or The Bird Cage but also for his more serious roles – his role as a therapist in Good Will Hunting earning him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. In total he was nominated for four Oscars over his career.
Williams most recently wrapped up filming Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, where he reprised his role as Teddy Roosevelt, which will be out on December 19.
His wife Ms. Schneider said to the media “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.”
Last Updated: August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014 at 08:41
I was never a big fan of his but this makes me really sad. He brought joy and laughter to so many yet was struggling so on the inside. Depression is such a bitch it is like a cancer of the soul.