US actor and comedian Robin Williams, has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide.
Marin County Police in California said Williams was pronounced dead at his home after officials responded to an emergency call around noon local time.
His publicist said he had been “battling severe depression”.
In the past Williams had talked, and even joked, about his struggles with alcohol and drugs.
He had recently returned to a rehabilitation centre to “fine-tune” his sobriety, the Los Angeles Times reported in July.
The local Sheriff’s office said Williams was found unconscious and not breathing at his home near Tiburon, north of San Francisco.
“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,” police said in a statement.
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