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Sometimes, there are no words to say but you still must say them, even when they're not easy: Legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams has been found dead in his home in California at age 63.

The coroner is not confirming a cause of death, however, suicide by asphyxiation is the suggested cause. He'd been battling depression for quite some time, said his publicist:

Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.

The actor was renowned for both dramatic and comedic work, garnering a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1997 for his work in Good Will Hunting. Emmys and Golden Globes were also added to his impressive career which started with his breakthrough role of Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy, later moving to movie roles such as Mrs. Doubtfire, the Night at the Museum franchise, Patch Adams, The Birdcage, and the iconic voice of the Genie in Disney's animated classic Aladdin.

But I, personally, will always remember him as teacher John Keating in Dead Poets Society.

O Captain, my Captain.

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