Very sad breaking news, actor Robin Williams has committed suicide, aged 63. The troubled Hollywood actor, died this morning, according to the press representative of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office-Coroner Division, Mara Buxbaum who issued this statement;
"Robin Williams passed away this morning. 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."
His wife, Susan Schneider said this of her loss;
"This morning I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” she said in the statement. “On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laugher he gave to millions.”
Robin famously played a number of roles in both film and television, including the lead character in the 1980 film adaptation of 'Popeye', Peter Pan in 'Hook', the Genie in 'Aladdin', Mork in 'Mork & Mindy' and most recently Simon Roberts in CBS sitcom 'The Crazy Ones', for which he earnt a People's Choice Award nomination for 'Favorite Actor in a New TV Series'. He is survived by his third wife, Susan and three children from his previous marriages, Zak Pym (aged 32), Zelda Rae (aged 25) and Cody Alan (Aged 23).