In absolutely devastating news for your Tuesday morning, gold-class actor and comedian, Robin Williams, has been found unconscious in his home at unincorporated Tiburon, California.
Williams was last seen in his home that he shares with his wife at 10pm, August 10, and was found unconscious and not breathing by 11:55am August 11, Californian time.
Emergency services appeared on-site at 12pm, and Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02pm.
A comprehensive police investigation is underway to determine the cause of death, but the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Coronor Division suspects suicide. Forensic investigation is yet to commence, which will hopefully bring more knowledge into the passing of a comedy great. It has been reported that Williams had been suffering from depression in the lead up to his death.
Williams is survived by his wife, Susan, and his three children, Zachary, Cody and Zelda.
Robin Williams is an honoured icon in both the silver screen and comedy realms, with his full-on comedy flair setting him apart from the other comics of his time. Many of us remember him for his work in Jumunji, Mrs Doubtfire, Flubber, and Patch Adams, while older generations will remember him from The Birdcage, Good Morning Vietnam, and Mork & Mindy.
The entire team at BULLSH!T are absolutely floored by the news of his passing, and we will endeavour to update as news comes to light about Williams’ cause of death.
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