The Marin County Sheriff's Office says actor Robin Williams has died of a suspected suicide due to asphyxia. The Oscar winner was 63.
Deputies report they got a call just before noon today of a man not breathing inside a home in unincorporated Tiburon, California.
They say Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02pm on Monday.
A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12th with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.
Williams shot to fame in the late `70s as the alien in TV's "Mork and Mindy." He conquered the big screen in comic films such as "Good Morning, Vietnam" and "Mrs. Doubtfire." But he won his Academy Award in a serious role -- as the therapist in "Good Will Hunting."
His performing style was at its purest in his standup act, as he impersonated a Russian immigrant or parodied anyone from John Wayne to Keith Richards.
Williams' wife and press representative both released statements confirming the death.
They say the actor had been suffering "severe depression of late."
Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, says she is "utterly heartbroken" and hopes that people will focus on Williams' life and the "countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)