It was reported that the 63-year-old actor was found dead due to suicide in his California home Monday morning.
Williams was born July 21, 1951 in Chicago and was known for starring in hit family movies such as Jumangi, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Jack.
Sadly, the loveable actor struggled with depression, taking a major toll on the artist for many years.
According to People Magazine, Williams checked himself into rehab last month after years of alcohol and drug abuse.
Susan Schneider, who married Williams in October of 2011, released a statement Monday regarding the loss of her beloved husband.
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken,” Schneider said.
Schneider continued, asking for privacy during this time of sadness.
“On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
The unexpected death of Robin has taken Hollywood by storm, hitting the hearts of many actors and admirers of the great comedian, Ben Stiller issued a heartfelt statement regarding his Night at the Museum co-star on Twitter.
“A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. #RobinWilliams. I met him when I was 13 and a huge fan and he was so kind and I watched him be kind to every fan i ever saw him with…And with other actors he was so generous and brilliant.”
“He made everyone feel special and equal around him even though he was the genius…His heart was so big and even if you didn’t know him, what he gave everyone was that same spirit in his work, so we all felt it…His impact on the world was so positive. He did so much good for people. He made me and so many people laugh so hard for a very long time. And because they don’t really tweet, this message represents all the Stillers (Jerry, Anne and Amy) who Robin was a great friend to. Xxxxx”
Stiller wasn’t the only one to express his shock and condolence of the beloved actor.
Chevy Chase as well took to Twitter, referencing the disease that consumes so many lives.
“Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression. I never could have expected this ending to his life, and to ours with him. God bless him and God bless us all for his LIFE! I cannot believe this. I am overwhelmed with grief. What a wonderful man/boy and what a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time – comedy! I loved him.”
We express our condolences for the loved ones and family of the legendary actor, Robin Williams.
Williams will be forever remembered as the loveable, funny man that he was, touching the hearts of many throughout his life.