Robin Williams found dead in home

Tragic news today as veteran comedian and actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home, aged 63. 

According to the Coroner's report, the cause of death is believed to be suicide by asphyxiation. Williams leaves behind his wife, Susan Schneider, and children Zelda Rae Williams, Cody Alan Williams and Zachary Pym Williams. Mara Buxbaum, Williams publicist, issued the following statement: "Robin Williams passed away this morning, He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

His wife released her own statment, saying "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend," said Schneider.  "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.”

Williams is known for a wide range of work, including his stand up comedy - where he was revered for his flair from improvisation - his body of children/family films like Hook, Disney's Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji, and his impressive dramatic work on films like Dead Poet's Society and Good Will Hunting.

Depression can affect anyone, and if you are struggling with it, there are places and people you can go to to get help through your tough times - you are not alone.

From us here at The Awesome Update, R.I.P Mr. Williams, you brought joy and laughter to countless people across the globe, and you will be sorely missed.

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