Robin Williams’ Wife ‘Utterly Heartbroken’ Over Tragic Death — See Statement

Mon, August 11, 2014 7:51pm EDT by 33 Comments

So devastating. Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, Calif on Aug. 11. Robin’s wife, Susan Schneider, has now issued a statement about her ‘beloved’ husband.

In the wake of Robin’s death on Aug. 11 at the age of 63, his wife, Susan Schneider, has made a public statement about her “profound grief.” Read her deeply emotional message below.

Robin Williams Wife On Actor’s Death — Susan Schneider Heartbroken In Statement

Susan married Robin on October 23, 2011 in St. Helena, Calif. She has now issued the following statement about Robin’s death:

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“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. 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.”

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Our thoughts are with Robin during this very difficult time. “This morning, I lost

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Robin’s publicist Mara Buxbaum has not confirmed the cause of Robin’s death, but she did issue the following statement, according to our sister site Variety:

“Robin Williams passed away this morning. 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 Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division also released a statement to HollywoodLife.com:

On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63 year old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be 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 August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

We will keep you updated as more new information becomes available.

The world has truly lost one of the funniest actors in history. Our thoughts are with Robin’s loved ones during this very difficult time.

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– Megan Ross

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