Robin Williams died yesterday, August 11.
His publicist revealed that he had been battling severe depression as of late and it just became too much. It seems as though he died of suicide by asphyxiation.
His widow released a statement saying:
This morning I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. 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 that the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laugher he gave to millions.
Though Williams was not a music icon, the music world was hit as hard as anyone else with this news.
Read the tweets expressing their shock and devastation after the jump.
Rest in Peace+Laughter Robin Williams. Perhaps this tragedy will shed light on the seriousness of depression. You made us all so so happy.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 12, 2014
One of my all time favourites. Movies I grew up watching over and over again. A genius that will be so missed. R.I.P. Robin Williams.
— Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) August 12, 2014
Can’t believe it! What a talented, hilarious man! Loved him since I was a kid!! Thoughts are with… http://t.co/xpkj2CpJK9
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 12, 2014
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