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Robin Williams dies age 63

Oscar winning actor Robin Williams has passed away aged 63.

Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams has passed away aged 63.

The beloved comedian had reportedly been battling depression recently. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office was called to his home in California shortly before midday (local time) on Monday. He was pronounced dead shortly after.

A publicist for the actor issued the following statement.

“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.”

Williams won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting, with other starring roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, and Dead Poets Society.

He leaves behind his wife Susan Schneider and three children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody.

An investigation into the cause of the actor’s death is currently underway.

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