Transcript for Actor, Comedian Robin Williams Dead at 63
This is an ABC news special. Good evening I'm David Muir re -- -- world news -- much of this country elsewhere we also come on because there is breaking news at this hour authorities in California confirming tonight that actor and comedian Robin Williams. Has died at the age of 63. Police saying they received a 911 call today about a man unconscious and not breathing in his home. Emergency crews arrived at the home -- knew he was pronounced dead two minutes later the cause of death is still under investigation. His publicist releasing a statement a short time ago saying Williams had been battling severe depression has of late. As you likely know Williams won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting he had recently signed on for a sequel -- beloved role as mrs. doubtfire. We all loved that movie his TV shows more -- -- through the years and ABC's nick walked. Who works in our Los Angeles bureau joins me on the phone and make this is just a stunning loss not only there in Los Angeles but for fans of Robin Williams across this country. Absolutely David your -- -- saying that he has been suffering from severe to court whose real news that. You medical battles in the still. Stubborn bloc demanded -- -- -- many of -- grew up -- watching him I'm more concerned to some amazing performances. Playing. Disturbed people in the -- -- for example. And that you say this morning plan dead and 63 at -- California are now you know -- progress has been confirmed. Well yeah sheriff's office say that they believe. This may have been serious side. -- -- at -- here but that is not confirmed so -- always -- -- there's -- -- -- -- columns all American comedy. Is that. Of course it would be very careful about the cause of death at this hour but we do know. As nick -- reports he was 63 years old Robin Williams known for so many of his roles more in many early on I broke watching -- and Mindy and of course so many great movies. Good Will Hunting -- Patch Adams. This is the statement coming -- to ABC news at this hour from. Morrow books bomb she is a press representative for Robin Williams but she says quote 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. On Twitter so many messages of condolences coming in already as a nation learns one of our. Great actors great comedians has been lost Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. For many -- we returned to world news we'll have a special West Coast edition coming up. In the meantime I'm David -- in new York and this has been a special report -- these.
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