American actor ROBIN WILLIAMS, known for his roles in the films “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Dead Poets Society”, passed away at his home and it seems to be a suicide, police said Monday.
Police in Marin County, California (southeastern United States), revealed in a statement that an “individual male was pronounced dead at 12.02, identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, aged 63, resident in Tiburon, California and a probable cause of death is “suicide by asphyxiation”.
Police is now trying to find out the “causes and circumstances of death”, adding that the actor was last seen alive on Sunday, at 22.00, at his domicile, where he lived with his wife.
According to the American press, the actor was suffering from depression.
In early July, ROBIN WILLIAMS, who has struggled in the past with alcohol and drug addiction, was admitted to the Hazelden addiction treatment center in Minnesota (USA) to take part in a program to prevent alcohol dependence.
Robin Williams, with a career of over three decades, has become internationally known mainly for his role in “Good Morning Vietnam” by Barry Levinson in 1987.