Iconic comedian Robin Williams killed himself at his North California home

{EDITOR’s NOTE: DATA COURTESYThe International Olympic Committee, Movieclips, ENTV, Huffington Post & CNN}

Known for hilarious classic movies such as “Good Morning Vietnam,” or “Mrs Doubtfire,” and his voice in Disney cartoon “Aladdin,” beginning on TV in a sci-fi spoof “Mork & Mindy” and venturing into serious works like “Awakenings,” “Jakob The Liar,” “Dead Poets Society,” along with “Good Will Hunting,” Robin Williams died at his Northern California home Monday, law enforcement officials said. Williams was 63.

Investigators suspect “the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia,” according to a statement from the Marin County, California, sheriff’s office.

Fellow comedians like Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Mindy Kaling and fellow actors like Sarah Michelle Gellar all paid Tribute with favorite memories. Emmy Awards Producers plan to air a tribute to him during their upcoming broadcast.

It was indicated he committed suicide by hanging himself, Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said today. The final cause will not be certified for several weeks, said Boyd, who also is the county’s assistant chief deputy coroner.

The 25-year-old actress posted a quote by French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, taken from his timeless classic "The Little Prince," which shines a light on her father's comedic genius. (Frazer Harrison via Getty Images)

His daughter, a 25-year-old actress now, posted a quote by French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, taken from his timeless classic “The Little Prince,” which shines a light on her father’s comedic genius. (Frazer Harrison via Getty Images)

The 63 year old actor was found in his bedroom by his assistant on Monday. He had a belt around his neck and cuts to his left wrist, Boyd said. A pocket knife was found near him.

The investigation did not find any signs of a struggle, Boyd added. The world is mourning this Oscar-winning actor and comedian after his suicide. Williams struggled with depression and addiction  throughout his life. Williams has four finished films yet to be released, and his “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel has been put on hold indefinitely. Relive his incredible Oscar acceptance speech and the ”O, Captain” scene from “Dead Poets Society” that “inspired a generation.” 

“To be a giant.
This has forever been our passion, this desire to be a giant
Not to stand on one’s shoulders or have one for a friend.
Those may be fortunate things.
But to be one.
Giants step over barriers that seem never ending.
They conquer mountains that appear insurmountable.
Giants rise above fear.
Triumph over pain.
Push themselves and inspire others.
To be a Giant.
To do Giant things.
To take Giant steps.
To move the world forward.”

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