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Robin Williams Dead From Apparent Suicide At 63, Musicians’ Reactions

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.

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Ariella Laichas-Malamud

Co-editor of this fine publication and loving every minute of it. Music is my life as seen by all of my usernames. When I'm not doing music, I'm watching netflix or talking about poetry. Native to sunny city by the beach, English major in one of the rainiest cities on earth.

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