Robin Williams

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1951-2014

Actor, comedian and film producer Robin Williams passed away Sunday in Marin County in northern California. His sudden death saddened and shocked his family, friends and fans–many leaving flowers, candles and personal tributes to Williams at his home and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Williams was 63 years old when he died.  Williams made us all laugh, cry and smile through his standup, improv comedy and roles in movies and television.  Williams was the genie in Disney’s “Aladdin” and the desperate father who would do anything to see his children after losing custody of them in the movie, “Mrs. Doubtfire.”  Williams won an Oscar for his role in “Good Will Hunting” and Golden Globe Awards for “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Good Morning Vietnam.”

This afternoon, the Marin County coroner confirmed Williams’ suicide and said he died by hanging himself.  Williams  battled depression that may have resulted from open heart surgery.  His extraordinary comedy, humor, spontaneous kindness and compassion will be greatly missed.

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