(CNN) — Comedian Robin Williams is dead at age 63. Williams’ wife and press representative both released statements Monday confirming the death. They said the actor had been suffering “severe depression of late.”
Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said she is “utterly heartbroken” and hopes that people will focus on Williams’ life and the “countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
The Marin County Sheriff’s Department said Williams’ death appears to be suicide due to asphyxia.