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Robin Williams dead at 63; suicide suspected

The Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home in northern California, according to law enforcement officials. He was 63.

Officials with Marin County say he is suspected to have died from a "suicide due to asphyxia."

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"Robin Williams passed away this morning," his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN.

"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." [CNN]