Robin Williams dead after apparent suicide
Actor Robin Williams was found dead inside his home in Northern California on Monday. The Marin County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Williams, 63, has passed away.
While an investigation is still ongoing, authorities believe Williams committed suicide. He was found unconscious and experts suspect he took his own life by way of asphyxia.
Williams checked into rehab last month and was said to be struggling with depression. He battled drug and alcohol addiction in the 1980s but said he had been sober for more than 20 years.
Williams won Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in “Good Morning, Vietnam, “The Fisher King” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” He also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in “Good Will Hunting,” one of my all-time favorite movies.
Sports fans may have enjoyed the 1986 film “The Best of Times,” in which Williams played a banker who obsessed over dropping a crucial pass during a football game while he was in high school.