Robin Williams was found dead at 11:55 this morning in his California home.Williams' publicist wouldn't confirm or deny suicide, but did released this statement:

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.”

According to the Marin County Coronor’s office, the sheriff is suspecting a “suicide due to asphyxia.”

Williams' wife had this to say:

"This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. 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."

VIA: [NBC]