Robin Williams' life was punctuated by struggles with alcohol, cocaine
Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff's Office said he appears to have committed suicide.
The news of the beloved actor’s death rocked the nation. Channels broke into their usual programming to make the announcement, and within minutes, Williams dominated online trending topics. Even President Obama noted his passing.
Along with an Antoine de Saint-Exupéry poem, Williams' daughter, Zelda, tweeted: "I love you. I miss you. I will try to keep looking up."
Robin Williams' public life had a quiet personal current running through it for decades: his struggles with cocaine and alcohol abuse.