Williams, best known for his roles in Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, and a host of other roles, including the Iconic TV Show Mork & Mindy, a spin off from Happy Days.
More recently, Williams starred in the cancelled CBS series, The Crazy Ones. And, there was a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire in the works.
Susan Schneider, the actor’s wife, released the following statement to the New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff:
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Already there have been tributes to Williams passed through Twitter
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
Shocked by the news of Robin Williams passing. Rest in peace my friend
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) August 11, 2014
We here at The Den wish to pass on our deepest Sympathies to Robin’s Wife, and family.