Actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Northern California on Monday. TMZbroke the news hours after Williams’ body was found by first responders. According to the report, Williams, 63, committed suicide. The coroner said that the actor died of asphyxia, a result of whatever he did to commit suicide. At this time, details about how the actor killed himself have not been revealed.
Celebrities have taken to social media to share their sadness with the rest of the world. Everyone is mourning together this evening, most in complete shock to hear the tragic news.
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
I’m trying to express in text, my sadness at the loss of Robin Williams. Deep sorrow and disbelief are keeping the words away.
— Jeff Dunham (@jeffdunham) August 11, 2014
His heart was as big as his genius. So sad. Rest in Peace Robin Williams. — bob saget (@bobsaget) August 11, 2014
Robin was as sweet a man as he was funny. If you’re sad, please tell someone.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 11, 2014
News that Robin Williams died caused social media to go crazy. Millions of people have been tweeting about the actor, their favorite Robin movies, and their favorite Robin jokes. Within one hour of news breaking, almost every single Twitter trending topic in the United States had to do with Williams.
Honored to have worked w such a bright light and brilliant man. Love and prayers to his family and friends. #RIPRobinWilliams
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) August 11, 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
RIP @robinwilliams You were one of the very best that ever was. You were one of my heroes. #RobinWilliams
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) August 11, 2014
RIP Robin. I will always remember you as one hell of a friend. I love you and will miss you terribly.
— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) August 11, 2014
The actor and comedian filmed a few movies this year. Merry Friggin’ Christmas co–starring Pierce Gagnon, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lauren Graham, and Joel McHale will be out in theaters later this year. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb co-starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson will be released on December 19.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Marin County Sheriff released a full statement on the actor’s death. There are a lot of tests scheduled to be conducted before the coroner will release an exact cause of death. The sheriff’s department will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, August 12, at 11 am PST. More details are expected to be released at that time. It is unknown if the press conference will be televised, but TMZ will likely broadcast it on their website.
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