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Actor Robin Williams found dead in home

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Posted: Aug 11, 2014 6:09 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 12, 2014 7:22 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: robin williams, obit, suicide

TIBURON, Calif. - Sheriff's deputies in California reported Monday that actor Robin Williams has died. He was 63 years old.

Deputies said Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, Calif. They believe he committed suicide.

The Marin County Sheriff's Office said they received a 911 call at 11:55 a.m. that Williams had been found unconscious and not breathing. Deputies said he was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

Investigators said the cause of death appears to be suicide due to asphyxia. A forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday.

Williams, who was born in Chicago, overcame childhood shyness by joining his high school drama department. The beloved actor and comedian was nominated for three Best Actor Academy Awards, and won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Good Will Hunting." He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.

Williams recently portrayed Dwight D. Eisenhower in 2013's "The Butler", which was filmed in Louisiana.

If you are considering suicide or struggling with emotional issues, please seek help. The Baton Rouge Crisis Center's hotline is 1 (800) 437-0303.

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