Comedian Robin Williams Dies at 63 - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Comedian Robin Williams Dies at 63

AP-Right Now

Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

    

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

    

The Marin County Sheriff's Office says Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday. The sheriff's office says a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.

    

Williams shot to fame in the late '70s as the alien in TV's "Mork and Mindy." He conquered the big screen in comic films such as "Good Morning, Vietnam" and "Mrs. Doubtfire." But he won his Academy Award in a serious role - as the therapist in "Good Will Hunting."

    

His performing style was at its purest in his standup act, as he impersonated a Russian immigrant or parodied anyone from John Wayne to Keith Richards.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

    Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:21:37 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:13:44 GMT
    Slide Fire Solutions says will stop taking orders at midnight on May 20. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)Slide Fire Solutions says will stop taking orders at midnight on May 20. (Source: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    Slide Fire, the maker of bump stock devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to shoot continuously, is shutting down its business.

    Slide Fire, the maker of bump stock devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to shoot continuously, is shutting down its business.

  • WF Repub. Party Leader Remembers Barbara Bush

    WF Repub. Party Leader Remembers Barbara Bush

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-19 04:11:12 GMT
    (Source: CBS News)(Source: CBS News)

    First Lady Barbara Bush – who passed Tuesday night at the age of 92 – was no stranger to Wichita Falls. Former leader of the Republican Party in Wichita Falls, Jacque Allen, spoke about her visits and the legacy she left behind. 

    First Lady Barbara Bush – who passed Tuesday night at the age of 92 – was no stranger to Wichita Falls. Former leader of the Republican Party in Wichita Falls, Jacque Allen, spoke about her visits and the legacy she left behind. 

  • Delta flight lands after engine catches fire

    Delta flight lands after engine catches fire

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:27:48 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:43:18 GMT
    Fire crews extinguished a burning engine on a Delta flight bound for London that made an emergency landing Wednesday. (Source: CNN/@EgasPaul/Twitter)Fire crews extinguished a burning engine on a Delta flight bound for London that made an emergency landing Wednesday. (Source: CNN/@EgasPaul/Twitter)
    Fire crews extinguished a burning engine on a Delta flight bound for London that made an emergency landing Wednesday. (Source: CNN/@EgasPaul/Twitter)Fire crews extinguished a burning engine on a Delta flight bound for London that made an emergency landing Wednesday. (Source: CNN/@EgasPaul/Twitter)

    Fire crews extinguished a burning engine on a Delta flight bound for London that made an emergency landing Wednesday.

    Fire crews extinguished a burning engine on a Delta flight bound for London that made an emergency landing Wednesday.

Powered by Frankly