Robin Williams Dies at 63: Hollywood Reacts to Tragic Loss

August 11, 2014 4:37 pm
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Robin Williams, who has entertained us for decades from Mork & Mindy and Mrs. Doubtfire to more serious roles, like Dead Poets’ Society and Good Will Hunting, has died. He was 63.

According to early reports, the actor took his own life at his home in Tiburon, California.

“Robin Williams passed away this morning,” his rep says in a statement. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Williams’ wife Susan Schneider, who he married in October 2011, reflected on her “husband and best friend” in her own personal statement. “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”

In early July, the actor checked into rehab to “focus on continued commitment” to his sobriety.

“There really are no words to describe the loss of Robin Williams,” Fox, which will release the upcoming third Night at the Museum film, also says in a statement. “He was immensely talented, a cherished member of our community, and part of the Fox family. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. He will be deeply missed.”

After news broke on Monday, actors and comedians took to Twitter to express their sadness and reflect on how Williams inspired them:


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