Comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his California home this morning. Suicide is being ruled as the explanation of his death. Williams was 63.
Williams had been battling depression recently and was in rehab in the past couple of years for cocaine addiction which he struggled with early in his career and has been struggling with again. Robin was also being treated for depression and was in a rehab center in Minnesota in June of this year.
The photo above was taken in the Lindstrom, Minnesota Dairy Queen where Robin, looking lanky and thin, was reportedly only visiting the Hazelden Treatment Center in Center City, Minnesota.
His wife Susan Schneider released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter:
“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,”
Chris Rock posted "So Sad, so funny." after hearing of his passing.
Questlove and others took to Twitter to express their sadness of his loss.
Come in Mork....please?
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 11, 2014
RIP to my dear brother and friend Robin Williams. The world will miss the decades of laughter that you gave all of us.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) August 11, 2014
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) August 11, 2014
The actor played many favorite roles like Mork From Ork, "Popeye" and charitable work for Comedy Relief and other organizations.-DocFB
Diagnosis: "Mork Calling Orson, Come In Orson! Mork Calling Orson, Come In Orson!"
Harold Ramis, best known as one of the "Ghostbusters" in the hit 80's film, has passed away. He was also the writer and director of "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day".
Ramis died from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels.
he had been suffering from the disease since 2010 and had to learn to walk again only to suffer a relapse in 2011.
There will be a private service this week and a public memorial in Chicago sometime in May.-DocFB
What some people thought was a hoax, it is true. Paul Walker died earlier in a car crash. The "Fast & The Furious" star was 40 years old.
His reps confirmed his passing stating he was a passenger in the car. The driver died as well. The accident happened in Santa Clarita, California at 3:30 P.M. Saturday.
The Santa Clarita police confirmed Walker's passing in a press conference that US Weekly picked up.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Gone Too Soon.....
Lou Reed has passed away at the age of 71. He was the lead singer of the iconic 60's group The Velvet Underground and a rock pioneer on his own right as a solo performer.
Rolling Stone broke the story. There is no cause of death right now and the only thing that has been reported by RS is a liver transplant back in May and him ended up in the ER a month later due to the transplant.
Lou's importance to music just cannot be covered in simple writing. It was a movement and he was part of it. Up and coming NY rockers would kill to have the importance of The Velvet Underground. They may not have been best sellers according to charts but what they did do was perfection.
The NY Daily News has recent photos of Lou if you care to check them out.
"Talk A Walk On The Peaceful Side" someone posted. I agree.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Brookylyn's finest.
Glee star Corey Monteith has been found dead in Vancouver in his hotel room earlier today.
Vancouver Police have just confirmed his death. Within the past half hour, we received a tweet stating that Corey had died but it was not coming from a news source that we knew. Since then Vancouver P.D. has confirmed his passing to several media outlets.
In March earlier this year, Corey checked into rehab for substance abuse, and the earlier Internet rumor was of a drug overdose, but Vancouver P.D. say they do not know cause of death.
His body was found after noon at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel on the 21st floor. he has been at the hotel since July 6th and was due to check out today. When his check out time came and went, hotel staff went to his room and found his body.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Developing Story....
We are just finding out this morning that Bruno Mars' mother Bernadette Hernandez has died of a brain aneurysm. She was 55 years old.
The news broke via press release this morning from Atlantic Records. It was reported that Bernadette had a heart attack on Friday in Hawaii.
Bruno had an extremely close relationship to his mom and he cites the reason he has stopped using drugs is because of the embarrassment he felt by his mom when he was busted with cocaine possession in Las Vegas a few years ago. He has even tried "E" cigarettes recently to stop smoking for his mom.
Bruno Mars' first song he recorded was when he was four years old entitled "I Love You Mom" which is posted above.
Hernandez immigrated from the Philippines and wanted Mars's to stay family oriented.
Bruno's tour is scheduled to kick off later this month. No word yet of his mother's passing will effect the tour.
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire Mars'/Hernandez family.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The proud mom below talking about her son....
It is being reported that Chris Kelly of 90's rap group Kris Kross is dead. He was 34.
Chris was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home earlier today. His rap name was Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly in the group.
Kris Kross was planning a reunion for later this year.
The cause of death is not known. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.
AJC.com broke the story.