August 11, 2014 7:04 pm -


Actor/comedian Robin Williams died Monday morning. His publicist says he has been depressed of late. According to NBC News, the Marin County coroner confirmed that the death appears to be a suicide.

While his publicist wouldn’t confirm that it was a suicide, they did issue this statement. “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.”

Williams, who won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting, will reprise his role as Theodore Roosevelt in the third installment of Night at the Museum this December. He had recently signed on to reprise his beloved role as Mrs. Doubtfire in a sequel to be directed by Chris Columbus and was last seen opposite Annette Bening in the indie film The Face of Love.

D.B. Hirsch
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31 responses to Robin Williams Dead At 63

  1. Carla Akins August 11th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    He and Bette Midler on Johnny Carson’s last episode of the Tonight Show is one of my favorite memories.

  2. Anomaly 100 August 11th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I have such a sad right now.

    • Linda1961 August 11th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Me too Anomaly…

      • Anomaly 100 August 11th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

        Someone on FON’s Facebook page wrote, “but the Kardashians are alive and well. Shit.”

    • raincheck1956 August 11th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Me too…..

  3. Tommy6860 August 11th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    What a loss, this guy was beyond just being a great comedian. RIP Robin. 🙁

  4. granpa.usthai August 11th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    BBBBBYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE old friend – and thanks for the many many many smiles and laughter you brought and leave on planet earth.

  5. BanditBasheert August 11th, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    How horrible!!! He was such an amazingly talented man.

  6. Jake August 11th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    He is irreplaceable. I saw him live in New York and he just improvised an entire two hour show – mesmerizing and totally brilliant. A huge loss – just awful news,

  7. fancypants August 11th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I always thought the world according to garp was one of his best movies.
    Its sad Hollywood has to keep this stuff secret until death. There should have been more outreach even to the public who could have helped robin with his disability.

  8. William August 11th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    So many smiles RIP Robin.

  9. dave-dr-gonzo August 11th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Just plain horrible news. And at a time when we urgently need individuals with his combination of humor, insight, and a talent to communicate…

    • Tom Ward August 11th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      Shittiest news I’ve read in a while. Wow, what a loss. God f**king damn it all.

  10. Foundryman August 11th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    There were none better…What a tragic loss…. Nanu nanu Mr. Williams…RIP…

  11. Always Right August 11th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Sad beyond words. God speed.

  12. Eric Trommater August 11th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    What a tragic loss.

  13. Suzanne McFly August 11th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    He brought so much light to this world, I wish he realized how much he meant to us, or better yet, I wish there was something that could of saved this great man.

  14. Robert M. Snyder August 11th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    O Captain! my Captain!

  15. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker August 11th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done…
    Feeling sad.

  16. Jake August 11th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Even the President was touched by this great human spirit:

    • Anomaly 100 August 11th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Perfect! That’s a perfect tribute!

  17. RK Johnston August 11th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Hope you can make God laugh as much as you made us!
    R.I.P. ‘mano!

  18. Mainah August 11th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    A truly gifted man that left me with a lifetime of laughs, movies that moved me and characters that were riveting. Thoughts and Prayers to the family. May you find peace.

  19. burqa August 11th, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Horrible, horrible news. The loss of this brilliant talent is a grievous loss for we who did not know him, and surely even more devastating to his family, other loved ones and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with them…

  20. Abby Normal August 11th, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    The world is a darker, scarier place without Robin Williams.

    • raincheck1956 August 12th, 2014 at 9:41 am

      It sure is…. I feel the same way you do.

  21. Shades August 12th, 2014 at 12:19 am

    This has hit me hard. I was aware he struggled with demons, but did not realize the depth.

  22. Obewon August 12th, 2014 at 1:58 am

    ‘Nothing can be created or destroyed, only transmuted’-Einstein gives many great solace, as we wish our friends well on the journey we all embark upon. What Dreams May Come Robin Williams A story about our inevitable transmutation, recapitulation and perhaps what happens next.

  23. MiAtheistGal August 12th, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Very, very sad. I feel like a favorite uncle has died or something.

  24. liberalMD August 12th, 2014 at 8:28 am

    A loss of a truly great comedian.

    A reminder to all of us that some people who project a sense of happiness and comedy may be struggling with much more melancholy state within.

  25. raincheck1956 August 12th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Tragedy and Comedy… I’m truly stunned