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‘O Captain! My Captain!’ RIP Robin Williams

Suspected of having committed suicide, the news of Williams’ passing spread like wildfire among shocked fans and colleagues.

Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, Calif., according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, with the apparent cause of death being suicide by asphyxiation.
US President Barack Obama also released a statement on the death of the notable actor. “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between.  But he was one of a kind. ….” the president said. 

Robin Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian, and rose to fame in the TV series Mork & Mindy with his role as the alien Mork, He then went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up as well as feature films, where he carved a niche for himself with his comedic and verbal talents. 

His more serious acting work did not go unnoticed either. Williams was nominated for as many as four Academy Award, but won only one for Best Supporting Actor for his 1997 role as a counselor in Good Will Hunting about  a math prodigy on Boston. 

The L Street Tavern in Boston, where parts of the film were shot, also released a statement condoling Williams’ passing. 

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