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August 11th, 2014, 07:57 PM
Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide 3:53 PM PST 08/11/2014 by Kimberly Nordyke , Duane Byrge
The Oscar-winning actor and comedian was 63

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscar-icons-robin-williams-160419) has died at age 63 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/hollywoods-notable-deaths-2014-674642), according to police in Marin County, Calif.
On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.
An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. 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. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.
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Wobert Wedford
August 12th, 2014, 03:32 AM
So sad to hear the dreadful news. Rest in peace Robin you brought so much fun and laughter to the world. A true original, a comic genius.

August 12th, 2014, 08:52 AM
A comic genius; Robin Williams took Jonathan Winters to another level.

His best film roles were in dramas.

Inside the Actors Studio with Robin Williams


Very sad that he died so tragically.

Wobert Wedford
August 12th, 2014, 03:09 PM
Doesn't genuis sometimes exact a heavy price?

August 12th, 2014, 07:03 PM
A co star said of him years ago that if he had a funny role, he was serious and quiet between takes, and if it was a dramatic one, he was the funny guy everyone loved. This is my favorite dramatic role of his, and I wonder now just how much of himself he put into it.


August 12th, 2014, 10:41 PM
What a horrible and tragic loss of a supremely talented entertainer. My favorite Williams performance was in Good Will Hunting - I had no idea he could pull a role like that off.

Shame on the Shep Smith for his comments. No one who hasn't lived through severe depression can understand the pain and despair it causes. Than again, I expect nothing less of his likes.

August 14th, 2014, 08:41 AM
Robin Williams was very much the best standup comic I ever saw.... I never laughed so hard at some of the most brilliant comedic genius material he came up with (the show he did on Broadway in 2002 is just legendary). He was pretty much the WHOLE package as far as comedians go.... Impersonator, self-depricating, lewd, intelligent, improvisations that if you could keep up would bring you so much joy. Ironic that he could not conjure up this joy for himself. Even in serious roles like Awakening, Goodwill Hunting and -one of my all time favorites- Dead Poets Society he demontrated a mastery of emotional expression. Sorely, sorely missed; especially knowing that some other no-talents still roam the earth taking up space thinking they have actually accomplished something when in fact all they did was just come from the right set of gonads.... If Robin could have only fortalized his positive impact on his esteem and happiness he would still be cracking us up for years to come.

Wonder if "God" ever finished his "two jews walk into a bar" joke for him...

August 14th, 2014, 08:42 AM

August 14th, 2014, 04:45 PM
He was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease. What a blow to him.


One of many that made me lol.


August 14th, 2014, 08:37 PM

Wobert Wedford
August 16th, 2014, 02:26 PM
Almost every American comic I've loved has gone too soon, Bill Hicks, Mike DeStefano, Robin Williams, what a terrible waste of talent leaving the theatre of comedy so early.

August 17th, 2014, 01:23 PM

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August 25th, 2014, 01:26 PM
Almost every American comic I've loved has gone too soon, Bill Hicks, Mike DeStefano, Robin Williams, what a terrible waste of talent leaving the theatre of comedy so early.

And surely your avatar too? One of the best of all time.