Transcript for Beloved Oscar Winning Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Dead
But we begin with what we know so far. About the death of Robin Williams. Free. First bursting onto the scene is that suspenders sporting alien in more community he was the Oscar winning actor and star the greatest smiled too many times to count. -- Robin Williams died today at 63 of an apparent suicide according to the -- county sheriff's department. A representative saying quote Robin Williams passed away this morning -- 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. The sheriff's department reporting around noon today -- 911 call came in a man and responsive. Found in his home he was pronounced dead at the scene the corner suspects to death was quote a suicide due to a -- -- -- but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before -- final determination is made a full autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. Williams had struggled with drugs and alcohol in his early years he recently checked himself into -- treatment center to maintain his sobriety. A stunning and sad ending for an actor -- comedian a family man who could do it all from the forever young Peter Pan. To be outrageous nightclub owner she. You do foxy foxy -- you do not to -- Martha Graham Martha Graham and the nanny his family and the rest of us fell in love with. Mrs. doubtfire. A role he recently signed on to to do again. -- him. Born in Chicago in 1951 Williams became one of only two students accepted into the prestigious acting school Juilliard the other was Christopher Reeve. They were lifelong friends. His career spanning decades once called the funniest men alive -- Entertainment Weekly. He could be as tender as he was funny a four time Oscar -- it was his role with co stars Matt Damon and -- Catholic. In Good Will Hunting in 1997. That would win him a best supporting actor who could it. If he was Sean Maguire that will be to therapist who would counsel the math genius effects. -- this is how will remember him man who made the rest of us feel a little bit better even though he was hurting so often inside --
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