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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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31.

static    

Nanu Nanu, So long Robin we hardly knew ye.

36 days ago
32.

Steve    

Was it auto erotic asphyxiation or hanging?

36 days ago
33.

CodeForDanger    

OMG! Never has a celebrity death hit me so hard. RIP. You won't be forgotten. May your legacy live on. http://www.ranker.com/list/robin-williams-movies-and-films-and-filmography/reference

36 days ago
34.

jan    

Suicide is never the answer :(

36 days ago
35.

Brian Hughes    

NO!

36 days ago
36.

marti    

no my god,this is so weird,I swear I saw this headline on yahoo two days ago as I surfed pages
spooky

36 days ago
37.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Omg no..the wrong ppl commits suicide

36 days ago
38.

Theresa    

OMGhaaa, Robin. I pray for your soul. You fought a long hard battle. I love ya man !!! p.s. Trying to stay famous & relevant in HollyWierd is a Total Bitch. Damn'It Man

36 days ago
39.

Deviant    

I am shocked. So sad. I would never have imagined suicide. One of the greats lost.

36 days ago
40.

truth1986    

This is seriously so sad. He was one of the greatest comedians to ever live, in my opinion.

36 days ago
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CindyCindyCindy    

Will never forget what he did for Christopher Reeves.

36 days ago
42.

Arcadia Rink    

I am in total SHOCK! RIP Robin... I Love You!

36 days ago
43.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

63=9 Died on the 11th?! 9/11....weird

36 days ago
44.

IKnowItAll    

RIP, funny man. Wish you'd called someone. <3

36 days ago
45.

Jo    

NOOOOO this HAS to be a hoax(????)

36 days ago
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