The Oscar-winning comedian and actor Robin Williams has died at 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif.
A statement from the assistant chief deputy coroner of Marin County announced on Monday that the Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”
His publicist confirmed the news.
“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,” read an official statement. “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, released a statement saying she was “utterly heartbroken” and hoped “that the focus will not be on Robin’s death.”
“This morning I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its…
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