One of the most beloved and unforgettable performers in the history of show business, Robin Williams brought laughter and inspiration to millions. Throughout a career that spanned five decades, Williams evolved from stand-up comedian to international movie star. Among the great masters of improv, he transfixed audiences with mile-a-minute comic energy. William's Golden Globe-winning turn in Good Morning, Vietnam demonstrated that his versatile acting talents were equally suited to evoking dramatic complexity. Many of Williams' most iconic performances - in Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, and his Oscar-winning triumph, Good Will Hunting - where dazzling high-wire acts that left audiences in tears of laughter one minute and tears of poignancy the next. An Emmy and GRAMMY winner as well, Williams was a philanthropist who served as a driving force behind Comic Relief USA, which has raised more than $50 million.
Williams died at age 63. The Marin County Sheriff's Office says that authorities found Williams' body inside his home. He was unconscious and not breathing and the coroner suspects suicide due to asphyxia.
After hearing the news, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted, "Heartbroken by the news of Robin Williams' passing. He was an incomparable talent and a great human being. Rest in peace."