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Robin Williams Dies at 63 in Apparent Suicide

Actor/comedian Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, in Tiburon, California, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

Around 11:55 am, sheriff's officials said, a 911 call came in about a man who was unresponsive in his home in Tiburon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Robin Williams passed away this morning," said Mara Buxbaum, president of his PR firm. "He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

The coroner suspects the death was "a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made." A forensic examination is currently scheduled for Tuesday, the press release said.

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