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Robin Williams

Commits Suicide

8/11/2014 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Oakland TV station KTVU reported Williams hung himself.
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Robin Williams
has committed suicide.

The Oscar-winning actor/comedian killed himself in Tiburon, in Northern California.   His people tell us he's been recently battling severe depression.  

According to the Marin County Sheriff's Office ... authorities found Williams' body inside his home.  They say he was found unresponsive.

He was unconscious and not breathing and the coroner suspects suicide due to asphyxia. 

Williams was last seen alive at his house at 10 PM Sunday night.

Robin went back to rehab last month to focus on his sobriety.  We're told alcohol was an issue.

Williams struggled with cocaine and alcohol abuse in the early '80s but was sober for 20 years ... with the exception of a stint in rehab in 2006. 

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One of Robin's last public appearances was at the San Francisco Zoo in June ... when the zoo named one of their howler monkeys "Robin" in his honor.

Robin's wife, Susan Schneider, says, "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."

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Robin's last tweet was on July 31 ... wishing his daughter Zelda Rae a happy 25th birthday. He posted a #tbt instagram pic of himself holding her as a child.  Zelda did not respond.

Late Monday evening Zelda tweeted a quote from French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery ... "You alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing."


She added … "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up. Z"

Williams was 63.

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1134 COMMENTS

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16.

Bruno    

I am so shocked and saddened. RIP, Mork. Nanu Nanu.

39 days ago
17.

HATEGROOVE     

Holy crap!!! This just sucks...

39 days ago
18.

iBetty    

I so sad... OMG!

39 days ago
19.

Lucky Lucy    

RIP Robin.

39 days ago
20.

Caitlin    

i cant process this. im so sad. cant stop crying

39 days ago
21.

Idiotsallofya    

oh my god...

39 days ago
22.

WD    

"apparent suicide"

Has not been confirmed


RIP Mork

39 days ago
23.

crissyred    

I am having a hard time believing this is true! please let it not be true!

39 days ago
24.

Cindy    

Shocked and saddened.

39 days ago
25.

Doodlebug    

His poor kids .. Didn't he marry his housekeeper?

39 days ago
26.

JimmyMuga    

“Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.” - Robin Williams

39 days ago
27.

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

I'd still do him.

39 days ago
28.

dakota    

devastating. rip.

39 days ago
29.

palermo    

Never know what people are going through. I live in the Bay Area, this seems really shocking right now.

39 days ago
30.

Mikedubb    

WOW just.... WOW

39 days ago
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