Actor Robin Williams dead at 63 in apparent suicide

Published 08/11 2014 06:18PM

Updated 08/11 2014 06:23PM

(CBS) The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead today at his home in Tiburon, California. Police say it appears to have been a suicide.  Williams was 63 years old.

Williams first rose to fame from the stand-up comedy circuit in the 1970s, with a manic improvisational style all his own. He appeared on the sitcom "Happy Days" and then starred as a lovable alien on its popular spin-off, "Mork & Mindy," from 1978 to 1982.

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