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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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76.

becca    

The last time I was this sad at an actor passing was when John Candy died

71 days ago
77.

Joh    

Alcohol is the worst drug!!!!!!!!

71 days ago
78.

NY_Babygirl    

Nooo Wow, that's horrible. Why. :( R.I.P

71 days ago
79.

UhOH!!!    

WHAT THE FVCK! I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS :'(

71 days ago
80.

format    

mrs doubtfire has been running through my head 'i know ya used ta lucy goozy'

71 days ago
81.

LMFAO    

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME...

WE LOVE YOU ROBIN...

YOUR MEMORY WILL ALWAYS LIVE

71 days ago
82.

haveUseenMYstapler    

Damn R.I.P

71 days ago
83.

HeathN    

This sucks. I really have loved him for years. I knew he had SA issues; sad there was no intervention for him of late. Good grief.....

71 days ago
84.

TiggyB    

I've heard that it is a hoax...

71 days ago
85.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

Just awful. The depths of depression will lead to this if the warning signs are not caught. My heart breaks for his children. RIP.

71 days ago
86.

SoCalGal    

This was not yet confirmed as a suicide. Disgraceful, TMZ. Show some respect for the family and wait until we have the facts before declaring this death by suicide.

71 days ago
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ashley    

SOOOOO Sad, RIP!

71 days ago
88.

Blanca Marti    

Horrible news, RIP

71 days ago
89.

LunarJunk    

R.I.P Mr. Williams.. Condolences to his family. So tragic

71 days ago
90.

justmyopinion    

Omg!! Why robin why?? I am in tears..this is too sad

71 days ago
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