Shocking news breaking right now - reports are out that Oscar winner Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.

Details are a little few and far between at the moment, but his publicist has confirmed the news with the following 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.”

As someone who grew up at the height of Robin Williams' fame, I am shocked and profoundly saddened by this news.

We'll keep you updated as the story develops.


Robin's wife has released the following statement:

"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."

Some news outlets are reporting that the actor took his own life, however, an official statement on that has not been released. Stay tuned for more updates as they are available.