Robin Williams dead at 63 of apparent suicide due to asphyxia R.I.P Robin
|Robin Williams dead at 63 of apparent suicide|
The sheriff’s coroner’s division said it suspects the death was a suicide due to asphyxia, but the cause of death is still under investigation.
The 63-year-old Williams was born in Chicago, but told the Chicago Tribune in an 1988 interview that he moved to Metro Detroit when he was "5 or 6."
He was a student at Detroit Country Day School and lived for a while with his family in Bloomfield Hills.
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An excerpt from the profile written by Gene Siskel:
"It was only before his senior year in 1968, when his family moved to trendy Marin County, Calif., that young Robin began to unwind with the much looser California crowd. The good vibrations from the summer of love in San Francisco were still around."
Williams' father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company in charge of its Midwest region.
Despite spending most of his later years in California, Williams' childhood in Metro Detroit appeared to have a strong impact on him.
Twitter was flooded Monday night with reaction to Williams' death. A look at reaction from Twitter users in Metro Detroit: