Robin Williams, 1951-2014: The Oscar-Winning Comic Commits Suicide

The actor and stand-up comedian achieved fame in a variety of iconic films

Actor Robin Williams Found Dead In California Home (CBS Pittsburgh)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like “Mrs. Doubtfire” or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in “Good Will Hunting,” died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

Williams was pronounced dead at his San Francisco Bay Area home Monday, according to the sheriff’s office in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The sheriff’s office said the preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.

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