Robin Williams, the famous American actor and comedian, was found dead at his home in Paradise Cay, near Tiburon, California. The cause of the death is unknown, though it appesrs to be a suicide. Williams sometimes suffered from depression and struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for much of his career.
Starting as a stand-up comedian, he rose to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82). Williams had a successful career in stand-up comedy and film acting. Williams's career included such acclaimed films as Popeye, The World According to Garp, Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Night at the Museum, and Happy Feet. He also appeared in the video "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin.
Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor thrice and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting. He also got two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.