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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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1131 COMMENTS

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46.

zzyzx    

Wow, just wow. I hope this is a hoax, but TMZ is usually right on with these things. So sad. Another one from my childhood gone.

42 days ago
47.

Leslie    

OMG, no. That one is really upsetting. :o(

Damn.

42 days ago
48.

VB    

RIP - such a great talent, so sad.

42 days ago
49.

Cme2    

Oh my Lord...Farther have mercy!

42 days ago
50.

Tim Jacobson    

WHAT!!! Oh man that is so sad. One of the greatest comedians ever. RIP You will be missed

42 days ago
51.

eric    

This sucks, he was such a great actor and comedian. When I had a bad day or just needed to laugh, I always watched his movies or stand up and everything would be alright

42 days ago
52.

Alex    

Nooo way!!!!

42 days ago
53.

Bonbaby1    

Wow! You will missed.

42 days ago
54.

Jon    

Horrible horrible news. RIP Funny funny guy and an amazing actor. Too bad it's a damn shame

42 days ago
55.

Deelight    

I am so sad... R.I.P Robin.. you will truly be missed.

42 days ago
56.

Kitty Angel    

So sad! Rest In Peace, Robin.

42 days ago
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HOTNTX    

Unbelievable. RIP Robin.

42 days ago
58.

pauline    

RIP...I am sitting here watching Mrs. Doubtfire.

42 days ago
59.

Serena    

Tears :'(

42 days ago
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JustAnOpinion    

Lord no, We love you Robin...,

42 days ago
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