Robin Williams Dead of Suspected Suicide; Beloved Actor Was 63

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Robin Williams, a beloved movie and television star who made his return to the small screen just last year in The Crazy Ones, has been found dead.

He was 63 years old.

Robin Williams - Mork and Mindy
Mork the alien got his own show and a house in Boulder, Colorado in 1978. In 1997 the episode "Mork's Mixed Emotions" made TV Guide's 100 Best Episodes list at #94. Na-nu na-nu and Shazzbot became populate words a the time, examples of Mork's language from Ork.

According to The Marin County Sheriff's Office, authorities responded to a 911 call just before noon and arrived at the scene to find Williams' body. The actor was unresponsive and not breathing.

A coroner suspects suicide due to asphyxia, while forensic tests are scheduled for tomorrow, with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted as well.

Williams starred in countless hit movies and won an Academy Award for his work in Good Will Hunting.

But he got his big break on TV via the sitcom Mork & Mindy and starred opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar for one season in The Crazy Ones until CBS canceled the series this spring.

Our thoughts go out to his loved ones.

UPDATE: The star's rep has released a statement that reads:

"Robin Williams passed away this morning. He was been 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.

UPDATE: Many TV stars have expressed their shock and condolences over Twitter.

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wonderful actor gone to soon RIP Robin Williams

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I am absolutely heartbroken. He was one of my favourite actors - he could make me laugh as easily as he could move me to tears.

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