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Robin Williams is dead

US Hollywood star and comedian Robin Williams is dead. The Oscar winner was found lifeless in his home in Tiburon near San Francisco on Monday (local time). The depressed actor took his own life. Williams was 63 years old.

He was one of the best-known and most popular Hollywood stars, who was incredibly versatile in his career and yet always recognizable: Robin Williams is dead. At the age of 63, he committed suicide.

"My heart is completely broken"

"This morning I lost my husband and best friend and the world one of its most beloved actors and loveliest people," wrote Williams' wife, Susan, after his death on Monday. "My heart is completely broken." He was married to the graphic designer since October 2011. It was his third marriage.

Marin County Police in California have confirmed a suicide. Apparently Williams took his own life, the investigators said on Monday (local time).

Williams hanged himself

There is no evidence of a fight or other external effects, said Vice Chief of Forensic Medicine, Keith Boyd, in Tiburon near San Francisco on Tuesday. According to Boyd, the Oscar winner's wife had last seen him around 10 p.m. when she went to bed.

The next day she left the house at 10:30 a.m. and thought her husband was still asleep. Half an hour later his assistant knocked and, when he got no answer, opened the door. He then found Williams lifeless and dialed 911. According to the police, the Hollywood star hanged himself on the door with a belt.

Fight against depression

Meanwhile, his spokeswoman confirmed media reports that Williams suffered from depression. "Robin Williams died early this morning. He's been battling depression lately," said Mara Buxbaum. She didn't want to give details. "That is a tragic and sudden loss," said Buxbaum. "The family respectfully requests privacy as they mourn this very difficult time."

Barack Obama recognized the late actor and Oscar winner as "one of a kind". Williams was "an aviator, a doctor, a genius, a nanny, a president, a professor, a Peter Pan and everything in between," Obama said after the death became known. "It was unique."

Comedian with depth

Robin Williams was one of Hollywood's few comedy talents who can also show depth at the same time. The Chicago native stuck to his goal of studying political science for only a short time, then his love for the theater prevailed. At the famous Juilliard drama school in New York, he learned his trade at the side of his good friend, the later "Superman" Christopher Reeve.

He always did what he did at the very beginning: stand up comedy. All of his roles had a touch of the small artist as they appear in parks and small clubs. A very good little artist, however. When he played the alien "Mork of the Orc" he made so many non-script faxes that he was left blank. That was typical Robin. One of the robins.

Adaptable like few others

Because although you always recognized the actor with the distinctive nose and the equally distinctive chin, he was at the same time versatile like few others. No wonder that he was nominated three times for the Oscar for the films "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987), "The Dead Poets Club" (1989) and "The Fisher King" (1991). He got Hollywood's highest honor in 1998 of all things as a supporting actor and of all things for a drama: In "Good Will Hunting" (1998) he played, bearded and unusually quiet, a sensitive psychotherapist who paved the way for a young genius (Matt Damon) from the working class shows.

In 1997, "Entertainment Weekly" called him the "funniest person in the world". But he could do different things in the course of his career. In the film "Zeit des Erwachens" (1989), he helped a patient suffering from a rare disease, played by Robert De Niro, as a doctor. For Terry Gilliam, he appeared in front of the camera as a crazy and well-read homeless man in the city fairy tale "King of Fishermen" (1991). In the thriller "Insomnia" directed by Christopher Nolan, he plays a cat-and-mouse game as a murderer with a detective (Al Pacino). In the psychological thriller "One Hour Photo" Robin Williams caused goosebumps as an unstable loner. Five films with Robin Williams have not yet been released on the day he died.

Moving private life

In 2006, Robin Williams publicly admitted his drinking problems, took a break from filming and sought treatment. He said at the time that he had been dry for 20 years, but has now started drinking again. After his sudden success as a television comedian in the late 1970s, he said he had consumed copious amounts of cocaine and alcohol. In 2009 he had to undergo heart surgery, the year before the father of three had failed his second marriage. In his last tweet, Robin Williams showed the world his great love for daughter Zelda. On July 31, Williams wrote, "Happy Birthday Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! A quarter of a century old, but my baby girl forever."

In October 2011, however, he had remarried the graphic designer Susan Schneider. "I hope that his death will not predominate in the memories," said Schneider now, "but rather the countless moments of fun and laughter that he gave millions".

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nogareport replies

I am shocked by his death, he was one of the greatest and most versatile actors of our time, the film world has once again lost a great artist!

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Everything is really reported about him. But not the most important thing: He played in "Mork vom Ork". That was how he became known at all. Nobody really cares about his alcohol and cocaine addiction. Why is it being warmed up again and again? What shoud that?
This is how you dismantle a popular, recognized actor.

matizreport replies

I can't judge how human he was because I didn't know him. But as an actor he was really great for me. I liked him a lot and I am sad.

gentlemann0815Report

A great loss to humanity. Rest in peace great actors.

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That means "rest in peace" ...