Robin Williams 2011a

Robin Williams in 2011

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He was been famous by acting of Genie from Aladdin (1992), Peter Pan from Hook (1991), Daniel Hillard / Euphegenia Doubtfire from Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Alan Parrish from Jumanji (1995) and Theodore Roosevelt from Night at the Museum (2006) that he was the greatest actor in history.

Unfortunately, he committed suicide on August 11, 2014, in his home in unincorporated Paradise Cay, California at the age of 63.

In the initial report released on August 12, the Marin County Sheriff's Office deputy coroner stated Williams had hanged himself with a belt and died from asphyxiation. It was revealed following his death that Williams had been suffering from severe depression, and had been sleeping in a different room from his wife due to restlessness and anxiety caused by Parkinson's Disease.

The final autopsy report, released in November 2014, affirmed that Williams had committed suicide as initially described; neither alcohol nor illegal drugs were involved, while any prescription drugs present in Williams' body were at "therapeutic" levels.