The Marin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams in Tiburon, Calif., north of San Francisco.
According to a press release issued by the coroner's division of the sheriff's office, Williams was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon around noon local time, and was pronounced dead shortly after.
The press release identified him by his full name, Robin McLaurin Williams, 63.
The coroner suspects the death was "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 Tuesday, the press release said.
Williams rep confirmed the death to E News and Entertainment Weekly.
"Robin Williams passed away this morning," his rep confirmed to E! News. "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."
Williams was set to reprise his role as Theodore Roosevelt in the third Night at the Museum film. Fox issued a statement, according to EW:
"There really are no words to describe the loss of Robin Williams. He was immensely talented, a cherished member of our community, and part of the Fox family. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. He will be deeply missed."
Williams, who won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting, also recently signed on to reprise his beloved role as Mrs. Doubtfire in a sequel to be directed by Chris Columbus, according to EW.
Beloved zany comedian and actor Robin Williams died Monday. The preliminary finding is that his death was a suicide. He was 63. News10/KXTV
The sheriff's office issued the press release below. News10 will update this post with details as they are available.
Marin County Sheriff's Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2014
Investigation into Death of Robin Williams
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 10:00pm 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 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.