August 12, 2014 – Picture of the Day: “If it isn’t God’s backyard, then he certainly lives nearby.” – Robin Williams on Glacier National Park. RIP – Robin Williams was found dead this afternoon (August 11, 2014) at his home near Tiburon, California, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The actor and comedian was 63.
Emergency personnel found Williams unconscious and not breathing at 12:00 p.m., local time; he was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. Authorities are investigating the circumstances of death.
“At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made,” the news release said.
A representative for Williams told Entertainment Weekly, “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In 2012, an estimated 16 million U.S. adults had at least one major depressive episode, or bout of depressive symptoms, in the past year. (Credits – Photo: Kim Hang and narrative from FOX News).
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