Some sad news to report in regards to one of Hollywood’s most tenured comedians. Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63.
Williams was found unconscious Monday afternoon inside his California home. While an official investigation is underway, cororners say the death appears to be suicide by asphyxia. The comedian had been on a marathon schedule the past year and a half, releasing The Angriest Man In Brooklyn this past May with a role in CBS’ The Crazy Ones under his belt as well. The second installment alongside Ben Stiller in Night At The Museum was also in the works.
In the coming days, the re-opening of Robin’s personal battles will come into focus. His bouts with drugs and alcohol in the 1980s were topics Williams never shied away from discussing, even seeking treatment in 2006 after relapsing on alcohol after 20 years sober. Just last month, he checked himself into a 12-step program in Minnesota to “recharge after more than 18 months of nonstop work,” per his publicist.
Williams leaves behind an acting legacy with credits to his name like Mork & Mindy, two guest appearances on the short-lived The Richard Pryor Show, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Good Will Hunting and Bicentennial Man.