source ign confirmed via abc world news
ROBIN WILLIAMS / 11 AUG 2014
ROBIN WILLIAMS DIES AT 63
A massive loss.
Robin Williams was found dead at his home on Monday. He was 63.
According to a press release issued by the Marin County Coronor’s office, the cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation.
Williams' publicist Mara Buxbaum has 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.”
Williams leaves behind his wife, Susan Schneider, and three children, Zelda Rae Williams, Cody Alan Williams, and Zachary Pym Williams.
"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 was a four-time Oscar nominee, and won the Supporting Actor award in 1998 for his role as Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He will be seen in Fox's third Night at the Museum film this December.
“There really are no words to describe the loss of Robin Williams," a statement from the studio reads. "He was immensely talented, a cherished member of our community, and part of the Fox family. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. He will be deeply missed.”