Robin Williams dead at 63 of apparent suicide due to asphyxia R.I.P Robin

Robin Williams dead at 63 of apparent suicide 
BHR HollyWood Reports........Actor-comedian Robin Williams, who spent some of his childhood in Metro Detroit, was reportedly found dead Monday in his home in Northern California 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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The Chicago Tribune reported in an 1988 profile of Williams that he was "tightly wrapped" after being sent to the private school.

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:
R.I.P Robin
Williams' wife, Susan Schneider: "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 the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."


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