The world lost a comic genius today with the death of Robin Williams, 63. From his days on Happy Days (1975), Mork and Mindy (1978), and role in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) to his stand up acts, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Good Will Hunting (1997), and most recently his canceled sitcom The Crazy Ones, Williams touched many lives with his gift of acting, improvisation and spot-on comedic timing. He will next be seen in the third installment of Night at the Museum, in December, and was signed for the next installment of Mrs. Doubfire.
On Monday, a press release issued by the Marin County Coronor's office stated that the 911 call came in around noon, and that the Sheriff's office suspected Williams' death to be “suicide due to asphyxia.”
While a host of publications and blogs are quoting President Obama and other fellow actors on this loss, TAP into Livingston reached out to the local community for comments on how Williams' death has affected them. For some, Williams' humor helped them through rough times, others simply enjoyed his talent and others are disheartened that his demons won out.
By: Jackie Goldman-Schatell (The Alternative press)
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