Comic virtuoso Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide

August 12, 2014 2:38 AM

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Comic virtuoso Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide

TIBURON Calif. (Reuters) - Robin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film's biggest stars, was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California. He was 63.

Williams' appeal stretched across generations and genres, from family fare as the voice of Disney's blue Genie in "Aladdin" to his portrayal of a fatherly therapist in the 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting," for which he earned his sole Oscar.

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