Actor Robin Williams died at the age of 63 on Monday, authorities have confirmed.
According to TIME, the assistant chief deputy coroner of Marin County "suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made."
The late actor's publicist confirmed the news in a statement:
"Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,” read an official statement. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
His wife, Susan Schneider, also released a statement saying she was "utterly heartbroken".
"This morning I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings," she said in the statement. "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 that the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laugher he gave to millions," she added.
The actor had checked himself into rehab in July.
Williams, who won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting, was best known for roles in Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, and Jumanji.
He recently starred in The Crazy Ones on CBS.
Williams is survived by his wife and three children.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression please contact Lifeline.
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