Hollywood actor Robin Williams commits suicide

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Actor Robin Williams commits suicide
California, Aug 12: Oscar winning Hollywood actor Robin Williams's body was found today in his home in California. Police suspect it is a case of suicide. In a statement from the Marin County Sheriff's department, it was revealed that the 63-year old comedian was found dead shortly before midday at his Tiburon home in northern California.

The statement added,"At this time, the sheriff's office coroner division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia."

According to media reports in the USA, the veteran actor was fighting depression. While he rose to fame with his iconic US television sitcom "Mork & Mindy", he gave subsequent hits like 1987's "Good Morning Vietnam", where he played a motormouth US military disc jockey, 1989's "Dead Poets Society" as a maverick English teacher and 1997's "Good Will Hunting" which earned him a best supporting actor Oscar.

According to US media reports, the veteran actor had been battling depression.

One of the most beloved American entertainers of his generation, Williams rose to fame in the iconic US television sitcom "Mork & Mindy".

He later reeled off a string of big-screen hits, which included 1987's "Good Morning Vietnam", where he played a motormouth US military disc jockey, 1989's "Dead Poets Society" as a maverick English teacher and 1997's "Good Will Hunting" which earned him a best supporting actor Oscar. However, what soared the charts was the 1993 comedy film Mrs Doubtfire.

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