Robin Williams, the beloved and cherished actor known for roles like the one he served in films like Mrs. Doubtfire, was found dead earlier in the day on Monday.
Reportedly, authorities declared the death a suicide—asphyxia specifically. Such an occurrence is very hard to swallow, considering that the actor had been battling severe depression as of late and had recently checked into rehab to keep his sobriety in check.
Williams—regardless of the circumstances—will be remembered kindly. The actor is best known for his roles in films like Jumanji and Mrs. Doubtfire—the latter role that he was set to reprise very soon. In addition to that, he scored an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Good Will Hunting (he played Dr. Sean Maguire in the film). Williams recently starred in CBS’s sitcom The Crazy Ones, which I believe was criminally underrated.
This is what his wife, Susan Schneider, had to say about the matter in a statement she released to the New York Times:
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one if its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions” (Dave Itzkoff; New York Times).
Williams’s accomplishments weren’t restricted to acting either. He was also involved in a number of charities including Comic Relief (which he happened to be at the forefront of. The charity group engaged in various activities and concerts in an effort to raise money for the homeless).
He is survived by his wife, Susan, and his three children, Zachary Pym, Zelda Rae, and Cody Alan. Zelda is pictured with her father below:
In closing, I would be a liar if I did not say that I am completely heartbroken. Williams was such a beautiful person with an equally beautiful spirit. The word “tragedy” does not even begin to describe how terrible this event is. We at Sublime Zoo are praying for peace and understanding for his family.
Rest in peace, Robin. You will be terribly and utterly missed.
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