Born Robin McLauren Williams July 21, 1951 in Chicago, IL.
Died August 11, 2014.
Veteran comedic and dramatic actor Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide. The cause of death is believed to be asphyxiation. Williams publicist, Mara Buxbaum, had this to say:
“This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Buxbaum noted that the actor had been depressed of late.
Williams wife, Susan Schneider, issued the following 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. 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 the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
More information to come as it becomes available.