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RIP: Robin Williams found dead at 63.

Robin Williams. This old image of Williams and his daughter was the last posted on social media by the actor.

Trigger warning: This post deals with possible suicide and may be distressing for some readers.

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As the world mourns the loss of Robin Williams, details have now emerged about his death — with Marin County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Keith Boyd confirming he died by suicide.

Williams was found in a bedroom by his personal assistant who called 911. His wife Susan Schneider was asleep in another room. He did not leave a suicide note.

TMZ reports he was suffering severe depression, saying he checked into rehab last month for depression.

The Prince of Wales has paid tribute to him saying “”He was a remarkable man, whose wonderful frenetic humour brought a special kind of laughter into people’s lives.”

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One of the world’s best-loved comedic actors, Robin Williams, has been found dead.

The Mrs Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society star was 63 years old.

The actor was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, California.

The cause of death is pending, although the preliminary investigation suggests he died of suicide.

Williams reportedly checked into rehab three weeks ago, after a decades-long battle with depression.

He was last seen alive at his house at 10pm Sunday night, Marin County sheriff’s office said.

This from Robin William’s wife, Susan Schneider:

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

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Williams with Susan Schneider in 2012. (Photo: Getty Images.)

His publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late.”

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“This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

The Office of US President Barack Obama released a statement saying: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind.”

“He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freedly and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized in our own streets,” the statement said.

The official statement from Marin County Sherrif’s Office says it received a 911 call reporting ‘a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing’ at about 11:55am local time on August 11.

The statement said an investigation into the cause, manner and circumstances of the death is currently underway.

A press conference will be held at 11:00am on August 12 (California time), the Sherrif’s Office added.

An excerpt from the Marin County Sherrif’s Office’s statement.

Williams rose to fame in the 1970s when he featured on popular TV series Mork & Mindy, going on to win an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his 1997 role as Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

Other notable movie roles included John Keating in 1989’s The Dead Poet’s Society, Parry in 1991’s The Fisher King, and as Patch Adams in the 1998 movie of the same title.

He also appeared in the 1993 film Mrs Doubtfire — the sequel to which was to begin filming this year.

He last appeared in last year’s indie romance film, The Face of Love, opposite Annette Bening

Williams had not been active on Twitter since July 31 nor on Instagram since August 1. In his last social media posts, he wished his daughter, actress Zelda Rae Williams, a happy birthday and posted an old black-and-white image of the two together.

Williams will be remembered as one of the world’s greatest, bravest comedic actors.

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Robin Williams’ daughter has paid tribute to her late father in the most beautiful way.

25-year-old Zelda Williams took to her Instagram account to leave a message for her dad:

Zelda, now an actress and model, is the middle child of Robin and his second wife Marcia Garces.

Some of the films we’ll remember Robin Williams by:

Some of Williams’ best movie moments:

Celebrities and friends have taken to Twitter to offer condolences. Here are a few:

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