Actor and Comedian Robin Williams is dead of a suspected suicide at the age of 63. According to a release from the Marin County Sheriff's Office in California, a 911 call made Monday morning at approximately 11:55 a.m. reported that a male adult -- Williams -- was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon. Shortly afterward, emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but an investigation into the cause of Williams' death is ongoing.


1. Mrs. Doubtfire (1991)- Williams plays man who plays a British nanny (with an inexplicably Scottish accent) in order to spend time with his kids.

2. Good Will Hunting (1997)- Williams already had the “inspirational teacher” thing down, but he faced a bigger challenge when the student—Matt Damon’s Will Hunting—wasn’t ready to learn.

3. Hook ( 1991)- When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

4. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)- a wartime DJ, frustrated at the U.S. Army’s censoring the truth he sees in Vietnam. 

5. One Hour Photo (2002)-  One Hour Photo was released just a few months after Insomnia—but he might be the most nuanced villain of the usually comic actor’s oeuvre.

6. Aladdin (1992)- Though the part of The Genie was specifically written for him, Williams turned down it down until he saw a clip of the character doing his own stand-up routine. 

7. Insomnia- Christopher Nolan coaxed out the creepier side of Williams, casting him as a murderous and manipulative crime novelist.

8. The World According to Garp (1982)- Robin Williams played the title character, T.S. Garp. With an unconventional mother and an unconventional life, Garp exlpores feminism and tolerance with a healthy dose of “lunacy and sorry.” 

9. Awakenings (1990)- His portrayal of Dr. Malcolm Sayer, whose concern for a group of catatonic patients leads him to revive one in a medical trial. Alongside a brilliant performance from Robert De Niro, Williams holds his own.

10. Dead Poets Society(1989)- Possibly Williams’ most iconic role, John Keating has his students ripping up textbooks, standing on desks, displaying barbaric yawps and learning to both love poetry and seize the day.