Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hollywood actor Robin Williams has died – Le Nouvel Observateur

The American actor Robin Williams, one of the brightest of his generation, winning an Oscar for “Good Will Hunting”, died Monday, August 11 after presumably committed suicide.

In a statement, police in Marin County, California, explained that a “male subject was pronounced dead at 12:02, identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, 63, a resident of Tiburon, California,” and that the probable cause death appeared to be “a suicide by asphyxiation.”

An investigation is still “in the cause and manner of death,” but police said, adding that the actor was seen alive last time at his home, where he lived with his wife on Sunday “to 22 hours.”

His press secretary Mara Buxbaum said in a statement as that embodied especially the unforgettable “oh Captain Captain “from” Dead Poets Society “suffering” lately severe depression. “

This is a sudden and tragic loss,” she has said.

The actor, born in Chicago (north), had three children.

“My heart is totally broken”

His wife Susan Schneider, married his third wife in 2011 , said in a separate statement it had “lost this morning her husband and best friend, while the world has lost one of its most beloved artists and one of the finest human beings.”

My heart is completely broken, “she has said, asking that” the focus is not on death but on countless moments of joy and laughter he has given to millions of people. ”

Robin Williams’s career spanned four decades, from one register to another, from drama to comedy through television.

“Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Good Will Hunting”

After studying drama at the prestigious Julliard School, he began his career with performances of one -man show in nightclubs.

He drilled in an episode of the series “Happy Days” in 1974 and then in a TV film based on the character of Mork there embodied, “Mork and Mindy, “for which he received his first Golden Globe.

There were four in total, including best actor for” Good Morning Vietnam “, Barry Levinson, a role with which he reached worldwide fame.

He conquered the worldwide audience with a poignant role brilliant teacher facing impressionable teenagers in “The Dead Poets Society” (1989), and in a comic register in films like “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993), which also earned him a Golden Globe, or in the series of films for children and adults “Night at the Museum.”

It is through his performance in “Good Will Hunting” which he received his only Academy Award in 1998 for Best Supporting Actor. He was nominated “Flash of Genius comic”

On Twitter three times.

, reactions rained for lament the loss of the actor. “I am totally stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, a great man, a great talent, a co-star, authentic soul,” responded on Twitter actor Steve Martin.

Journal reference film Variety, the director Steven Spielberg said “Robin was a stroke of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that made him move. It was a friend and I do not believe that it is no longer there. “

A sequel to” Mrs. Doubtfire “

President Barack Obama hailed the” immeasurable talent “that actor “gave freely and generously to those who need it most – for our troops deployed to the foreign marginalized people in our streets.”

The actor had heart surgery successfully in 2009, and the medical staff had then said that he had begun to make them laugh just two hours after coming out of surgery.

It should appear in a sequel to “Mrs. Doubtfire “that was canceled at the announcement of his death.

He still has three films in post-production, including a new” Night at the Museum “which is due out by year’s end.


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