Robin Williams dies at sixty-three
The beloved actor and comedian leaves behind an inimitable legacy and legion of grieving fans
Millions around the world are mourning the death of Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday, 11 August.
The Academy Award-winning actor, known for his many memorable films and infectious humour, leaves a huge mark that can never be erased from the hearts of fans, celebrity and otherwise.
Robin had suffered from serious depression prior to being found in his home in San Francisco. His cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but according to investigations, it is "suicide due to asphyxia", with forensic and toxicology tests pending.
Fellow actors and comedians expressed their grief on Twitter.
Mr. Williams visited me the first day of filming The Parent Trap. I will never forget his kindness. What an enormous loss. My condolences.— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) August 11, 2014
O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells. Rise up, for you the flag is flung, for you the bugle trills.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 11, 2014
I am named after a character from a Robin Williams TV show when my parents still lived in Africa. He meant so much, to so many, so far away.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August 12, 2014
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny ... and everything in between. But he was one of a kind." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 12, 2014
I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 11, 2014
Genie, you're free. pic.twitter.com/WjA9QuuldD— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 12, 2014
We already miss you, Robin.