Famous Hollywood comedy actor, Robin Williams, died at the age of 63. News reports said that the actor’s death was “suicide caused by asphyxiation.” He was found unconscious in his Tiburon, California residence at 11:55 a.m. According to his publicist, the award winning actor had been struggling with depression of late.
Robin Williams was born in Chicago in 1951. His father was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company and mother was a former model. He started acting when he was in high school.
Williams tested success with the hit show Mork & Mindy (1978–1982). Over the years, he established himself as a standup comedian and movie actor. Some of his major films are
The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006).