Robin Williams: 1951 - 2014

The world is a smaller place for his having passed away, but a better place for his having passed through.

Robin Williams, actor and comic, died yesterday in his Marin, California home at the age of 63.

Police are investigating. Suicide is suspected.

As news of his death spread, outpourings of grief filled the online world as hundreds of websites posted tributes to the man who brought happiness to millions of people.

The Hollywood Reporter shared a statement from his wife, Susan Schneider, that read, in part, "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."

10 months ago, Robin Williams did an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit. A user named Inconsequentially asked him:

"Any advice for people out there like me who may be going through bad times themselves, for whatever reason?"

He replied:

"Reach out to friends. They're out there. And know that you are loved."

The world will miss him.

If you or a loved one is thinking about suicide, please talk to someone.

U.S. resources can be found here. International resources may be found here. Or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Video source: Raghav Jalan:YouTube. Cover source: Wikipedia.