R.I.P. Comedian Robin Williams, aged 63

The star of innumerable classic comedies has passed away.

Published Mon, Aug 11 2014 6:15 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

Terrible news today, with the confirmation that U.S. comedian and actor Robin Williams, star of innumerable classic comedies such as 'Mrs Doubtfire', 'Jumanji', 'Dead Poets Society' and 'Good Morning Vietnam', has died at the age of 63 from apparent suicide.

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The statement from the Marin County Sheriff's Office Coroner Division has confirmed the circumstances of the actor's death. Williams had been battling severe depression in recent years, according to his representatives.

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Williams' wife, Susan Schneider released a statement to media saying "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings".

Williams is survived by his three children.

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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