1. “Robin Williams R.I.P.” The Oscar-winning comedian dies at 63 in suspected suicide.
“Robin Williams, the comedian who evolved into the surprisingly nuanced, Academy Award-winning actor, imbuing his performances with wild inventiveness and a kind of manic energy, died on Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif., north of San Francisco. He was 63. The Marin County sheriff’s office said in a statement that it ’suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.’ An investigation was underway. The statement said that the office received a 911 call at 11:55 a.m. Pacific time, saying that a man had been found ’unconscious and not breathing inside his residence.’ Emergency personnel sent to the scene identified him as Mr. Williams and pronounced him dead at 12:02 p.m. Mr. Williams’s publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement that Mr. Williams ’has been battling severe depression.’”