In a statement, police in Marin County, California (south-eastern United States), explained that a “male subject was pronounced dead at 12:02, identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, 63, resident of Tiburon, California “and that the suspected cause of death was” suicide by asphyxiation. ”
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<- Hard dé e: 0.00023984909057617 sec -> An investigation is still “in progress on the causes and circumstances of death,” said the police statement, adding that the actor was seen alive for the last time in his home, where he lives with his wife on Sunday night.
A few months after Philip Seymour Hoffman, it’s still one of the great Hollywood actors who disappears. We knew that Robin Williams had recently undergone a detox after, it seems, new problems with drugs. This small man, with blue eyes, who spoke French very well and even allowed to joke in our language to each visit in France to promote his films, had never concealed that he had a lot difficult to get rid of his addiction to drugs or alcohol later. But he said to be finally out staying in detox.
Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1997
In Hollywood, Robin Williams was a popular actor and very respected by his peers since he made his film debut in 1980 in “Popeye” which he played the title role, led Robert Altman. Filming in Malta, which had not been easy and a movie that was not very well in theaters.
And his performance in “Good Morning, Vietnam” by Barry Levinson with Forest Whitaker, where he camped a radio completely atypical, which earned him his first Oscar nomination of Best Actor in 1988 reoffend twice. With “The Dead Poets Society” by Peter Weir (1990), a major critical and commercial success, and “The Fisher King” of Terry Gilliam (1992).
But it will have to wait “Good Will Hunting “Gus Van Sant (1997) with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, to win the famous gold statuette for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Robin Williams acquires star status. It has become bankable and can also claim up to $ 12 million (almost 9 million) per film.
Sometimes difficult to manage, he used to do only that it feels like on a plate, it is still taken seriously by his colleagues. It is a hit at the box office with “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Chris Columbus (1993) comedy-drama where he proves that he is capable of playing both ways. His talent is not immune to Steven Spielberg who then engages in “Hook,” where he plays a Peter Pan amazing.
In the early 2000s, he chose darker roles like in “Insomnia “Britain’s Christopher Nolan (future director of Batman) where he plays a psychopathic killer alongside Al Pacino and Hilary Swank ‘s. He also performed another psychopath in “Photo Obsession” by Mark Romanek.