Robin Williams Dead at 63: Country Stars React
Robin Williams has died. The iconic actor and comedian was found in his California home on Monday (Aug. 11), his cause of death an apparent suicide, as confirmed by the Marin County Sheriff’s department.
ScreenCrush reports that the actor, 63, passed of asphyxia. He had a troubling history of drug abuse and was struggling with depression at the time of his death, though he’d entered a 12-step program to battle his addictions at the beginning of July. A comprehensive investigation will be performed before an official cause of death is revealed.
It goes without saying that the news of the actor’s death shakes not only the acting community, but the world. Williams starred in a long list of films like ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘The Birdcage,’ ‘Patch Adams,’ ‘Jumanji’ and ‘One Hour Photo,’ among dozens of others. Country stars took to their Twitter accounts to share their reactions upon learning of the tragedy.
Devastated right now. Loved you Robin
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 11, 2014
Heartbroken for Robin Williams and his family.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 12, 2014
SITTING HERE IN MY KITCHEN STARING OUT MY WINDOW. I'VE JUST RECEIVED THE NEWS ABOUT THE DEATH OF FRIEND ROBIN WILLIAMS. I'M SIMPLY STUNNED.
— Wynonna Judd (@WynonnaMusic) August 11, 2014
— The Band Perry (@thebandperry) August 11, 2014
#RIPRobinWilliams. A great man …a legend. Thoughts and prayers with family…friends and fans.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 11, 2014
I'm SO sad to hear of Robin Williams' death. Praying for his family. http://t.co/QAJQ7z3B6I
— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) August 11, 2014
Wow, I love Robin Williams, god bless that fella, he will be missed, BIG time!
— Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) August 11, 2014
— thompson square (@thompsonsquare) August 11, 2014
Robin Williams RIP. So sad. What an amazingly brilliant soul. What a loss. -@BigKennyTV
— Big and Rich (@bigandrich) August 11, 2014
— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) August 11, 2014
Dayum, Robin Williams. Wow. #rip one of the good ones
— Brian Kelley (@PlayBkPlay) August 11, 2014
No no. Don't let this be. RIP my dear Robin.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) August 11, 2014
— Bo Bice (@OfficialBoBice) August 11, 2014
Thanks for sticking it out through the pain as long as you could to make us all happy for so many years. That's selfless. #RipRobinWilliams
— Jaron Lowenstein ® (@JaronLowe) August 11, 2014