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Robin Williams Dies, Suicide Suspected – Updated

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Robin Williams has reportedly been found dead at the age of 63.

The “L.A. Times” reports that the actor’s death is an apparent suicide, which has been confirmed by the Marin County Sheriff’s Department.

On Tuesday, the department revealed that the cause of death is "asphyxia due to hanging," according to "The Hollywood Reporter."

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings," his wife, Susan Schneider, said in a statement Monday (via NBC Bay Area). "I am utterly heartbroken."

His daughter, Zelda Williams, also released a message on Twitter:

"You -- 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. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night... You -- only you -- will have stars that can laugh," she quoted Antoine De Saint-Exupery.

"I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up. Z," she added.

Williams earned a Best Supporting Actor role in “Good Will Hunting,” and also received critical acclaim with roles in “Dead Poets Society” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.”

The actor rose to fame in the late ‘78s in “Mork & Mindy,” going on to have an illustrious film career, including roles in beloved children’s classics like “Hook,” “Aladdin,” “Jumanji” and “FernGully.”

Williams most recently starred in CBS’s sitcom “The Crazy Ones,” which ended its one-season run earlier this year.

The star famously battled substance abuse for many years. After getting sober more than 25 years ago, he reentered rehab in 2006. This spring, Williams reportedly checked into a facility in order to maintain his sobriety.

No further statements about his death have yet been released. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

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