An Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams apparently took his own life, the law enforcement official said. He was 63. The cause of death suspected to be a suicide by asphyxiation, the Coroner Division of the Marin County stated. . The police found Williams unconscious around noon at his home in Marin County, California.
The actor's publicist stated, that Williams had been battling severe depression and spent time in rehab in July. In 2006, after twenty years sober, the actor checked himself into rehab for alcoholism. In the compelling interview with The Guardian and on "Good Morning America", Robin Williams candidly shared his personal struggles with addiction to alcohol and cocaine. He was straightforward about the difficulties of maintaining sobriety, and undergoing treatment after a relapse.
The actor described his battle with addiction as follows:" "It's not caused by anything, it's just there," he said. "It waits. It lays in wait for the time when you think, 'It's fine now, I'm OK.' Then, the next thing you know, it's not OK. Then you realize, 'Where am I? I didn't realize I was in Cleveland."
Early in July, the comedian had a stint at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center, in an ongoing recovery program. At the time, he was believed to be doing well.(as stated by his publicist's interview with HuffPost). If only Hazelden had an Addiction Hotline(http://theaddictionhotline.org/addiction-hotline/) that was staffed 24 hours a day, perhaps with this tool Robin could of called.
The actor's wife, Susan Schneider, a graphic designer, released a statement today: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, 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 that the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
Former CNN host Larry King said he would remember Williams as "a genuine caring guy. Not just a funny man, but a guy who cared about people." If only Robin got help by calling The Addiction Hotline or a trained therapist.
Robin Williams was mostly recognized for his distinguished roles in the comedies such as "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Good Morning, Vietnam" and "Jumanji,"as well as the renowned dramas "Dead Poets Society" and "Awakenings" . The actor won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Dr. Sean Maguire in "Good Will Hunting." His eminent success came while depicting Mork the alien in the TV show "Mork and Mindy".
The American President Barack Obama's statement sent from the White House, expressed a powerful effect the actor had on people and the whole world:
"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien -- but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most -- from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets."
His memorable films and powerful dramatic skills will forever influence a future generation of cinematography and theater. His life will always be a tribute to his extraordinary ability to make people laugh, and touch their spirits.
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