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Robin Williams dead

Comedian and actor Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63. The news surfaced via media outlets on Monday evening (August 11th) suspecting that his death was "a suicide due to asphyxia" at his home in Triburon in Northern California.

Williams' media rep confirmed the news to CNN, saying, "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."

TMZ has reported that according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office, authorities found Robin's body inside of his home where he was unconscious and not breathing.

He was pronounced dead on Monday at 12:02 p.m.

Williams was last seen alive at his home around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday (August 10th).

An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Tuesday (August 12th).

A press conference will also be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

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