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Robin Williams | 1951-2014

Robin Williams, who rose to fame on television as a memorable alien in "Mork & Mindy" and went on to become an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said he appears to have committed suicide. His death shocked the nation, prompting an outpouring of grief and tributes from his costars and from President Obama.

  • The many faces of Robin Williams

    The many faces of Robin Williams

  • Robin Williams dies at 63; Oscar-winning actor, comic genius

    Robin Williams dies at 63; Oscar-winning actor, comic genius

    When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, his classmates couldn't help themselves: They voted him both "most humorous" and "least likely to succeed." He topped them. Williams became one of the world's most successful entertainers, an actor and comedian whose energy...

  • Robin Williams | 1951-2014

    Robin Williams | 1951-2014

    Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Aug. 11, 2014, at age 63. Here is a look at some of his notable roles.

  • Robin Williams' friends saw signs he was succumbing to depression

    Robin Williams' friends saw signs he was succumbing to depression

    The end was shockingly sudden: a belt hung on a door; an assistant's distraught call to 911. But the road that led to Robin Williams' apparent suicide at age 63 was a long one — and if you knew where to look, there were plenty of signposts indicating trouble along the way. In the wake of Williams'...

  • Robin Williams and Hollywood's illness stigma

    Robin Williams and Hollywood's illness stigma

    The graphic details of Robin Williams' suicide were shocking when a Marin County coroner revealed them Wednesday. But on Thursday came an equally startling revelation: Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death. “Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled...

  • How Robin Williams became 'Aladdin's' Genie

    How Robin Williams became 'Aladdin's' Genie

    In 1991, directors John Clements and Ron Musker gave Disney animator Eric Goldberg an unusual assignment: listen to Robin Williams' stand-up albums and draw the comic, as a genie. Clements and Musker were making "Aladdin," the musical fantasy that would go on to become the highest grossing film...

  • Robin Williams: Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon remember 'best' guest

    Robin Williams: Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon remember 'best' guest

    Late night hosts began paying proper respects to Robin Williams on Tuesday night, beginning with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" and Conan O'Brien on "Conan." O'Brien broke the news to his studio audience on Monday, but 24 hours later, he was able to better collect his thoughts and share a surprising...

  • Remembering Robin Williams as the voice of the Olympics [Videos]

    Remembering Robin Williams as the voice of the Olympics [Videos]

    When the International Olympic Committee planned a series of short television commercials to celebrate its athletes in 2000, officials thought Robin Williams would be perfect for the voice-overs. But they never expected him to do it. Not only did Williams sign on for the "Celebrate Humanity" campaign,...

  • Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    Time to shine a light on suicide, and banish the shame

    I was 19 when my cousin shot himself to death. He wasn't addicted or mentally ill. He was 20 years old, going nowhere and tired of feeling like a disappointment, to his family and himself. For years I carried a burden of guilt. I believed I could have saved him if only I'd been nicer or paid more...

  • Judge asks Robin Williams' widow, children to settle estate battle outside courtroom

    Judge asks Robin Williams' widow, children to settle estate battle outside courtroom

    A judge is asking Robin Williams’ widow and his adult children to try and settle their dispute over the late actor’s estate before a court hearing in June. Susan Schneider Williams filed a petition in December, saying his three children are claiming memorabilia that was bestowed to her. She also...

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