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Oscar winner Robin Williams, a Chicago native, dead at 63

FILE  AUGUST 11:  According reports August 11 2014 actor RobWilliams has died suspected suicide TiburCalifornia.  He was

FILE AUGUST 11: According to reports August 11, 2014 actor Robin Williams has died of a suspected suicide in Tiburon, California. He was 63. LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 29: Robin Williams attends the CW, CBS And Showtime 2013 Summer TCA Party on July 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Updated: August 12, 2014 12:29PM



Comedian and Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams was found dead of a suspected suicide Monday in Marin County, Calif. He was 63.

“He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss,” his publicist Mara Buxbaum told the Sun-Times’ Bill Zwecker. “The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

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