Robin Williams is dead at 64

Like the Lost Boys, we still believe in Robin Williams, the soulful Peter Pan of comedy

Robin Williams in 1991's Hook
Robin Williams in 1991’s Hook

According to Variety, comedian and actor Robin Williams has died aged 64.

The site reports that the cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation on 11 August 2014, and it’s possible that the actor committed suicide.

According to his publicist, who confirmed the news, Williams had been battling depression of late and recently entered 12-step rehab for drug abuse.

His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: “I am utterly heartbroken. 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 the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

Beloved for his rapid patter and incredible physicality, Williams’ work transcends genres, but at SciFiNow he’ll be forever remember for his soulful turns in the likes of Hook, The Fisher King and Jumanji.

Look back on your childhood, and try to imagine it without the presence of Robin Williams, his incredible worlds and adventures.

He may be gone, but like the Lost Boys, we still believe in him.