The veteran Hollywood actor Robin Williams was found at his home in LA on Monday in suspected suicide.
It is thought the actor died due to asphyxia. The actor has battles depression and substance abuse in the past although he’s thought to have sobered up lately.
Police were called to the house shared by the actor with his wife and paramedics arrived on the scene to find him unconscious. He was pronounced dead at about 8.04pm (US time).
Police say they are investigating.
The news comes as a shock to fans who’ll no doubt remember him for his roles in hits such as Goodwill Hunting for which he won an oscar, Mrs Doubtfire and Jumanji.
Robin is survived by three children Zelda, Zachary and Valerie and wife graphic designer Susan Schneider.