Stars pay tribute to the actor

Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.

The actor was found at his home in California following a 911 call yesterday and was pronounced dead at the scene, with Marin County Police believing that he took his own life.

‘At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia,’ police say in a statement to BBC News.

‘But a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.’

Robin’s publicist has revealed that the Oscar-winning star had been battling ‘severe depression’ recently.

He leaves behind wife Susan Schneider, who he married in 2011, as well as his three children Zach, 31, Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22, from his previous marriages.

Robin shot to fame in the 1970s in sitcom Mork & Mindy and went on to star in hit movies such as Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting.

Stars have been paying tribute following the shock news, with One Direction‘s Niall Horan Tweeting: ‘Can’t believe it! What a talented, hilarious man! Loved him since I was a kid!!

‘Thoughts are with robins family at this hard time ! #RIProbin’

Khloé Kardashian posted: ‘Heart broken!!! #RIP Robin Williams!! Praying for your family on such a sad day. You’ve given so much joy to so many. Devastating we lost u’

Ben Stiller, who starred alongside Robin in Night At The Museum, wrote: ‘A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. #RobinWilliams’

Anna Francis