The entertainment industry has taken a big blow today and the world of humor lost a truly one-of-a-kind light. Veteran comedian and Oscar winning actor Robin Williams was found dead today at his home in California. Cause of death is still speculative at this stage, but reports are coming in that he committed suicide via asphixiation due to depression and recently entered rehab for a problem with drug abuse. He was 63.
Williams was a versatile and wonderful talent who entertained millions on both television via programs such as “Mork and Mindy,” and recent programs such as the CBS comedy “The Crazy Ones.” His film career garnered great success in both the comedic and dramatic realms. He was known for films such as “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society,” his Oscar-winning turn in “Good Will Hunting,” the voice of Genie in the Disney animated classic “Aladdin,” the voice of Ramon and Lovelace in the Oscar-winning film “Happy Feet,” “Hook,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Flubber,” “Bicentennial Man” and a host of many other features on a well-respected resume.
Williams is survived by his wife and three children.