Veteran actor, comedian of cinema and TV, Robin Williams, 63 is found dead at his home Monday afternoon, apparently in a suicide bid. He was found not breathing probably asphyxiated in attempt to kill himself. The actor had been battling depression and fighting to free himself from drug abuse lately. He was reported to have joined a 12 step rehab too recently.
Williams had won a supporting Oscar for his role in “Good Will Hunting” in 1997. He had also won two Emmys, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actor Guild awards and several others. “Mrs. Doubtfire”, “Jumanji”, “Night at the Museum”, “Dead Poet’s Society”, “August Rush”, “Bicentennial Man”, “Patch Adams,” “What Dreams May Come”, “The Birdcage”, “Jack”, Chirstopher Nolan’s “Insomnia” are among his most successful movies. He had an equally illustrious career on TV, and as a comedian too. He was set to work on a sequel of “Night at the Museum,”” and “Mrs. Doubtfire”. “Mrs. Doubtfire” was adapted in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi by Kamal Haasan (Avvai Shanmughi, Bhamane Satybhamane, Chachi 420).
He is survived by his wife and three children. “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,” his wife Susan Schneider said in a statement.