Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63


FILE - JULY 01: Actor/comedian Robin Williams checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota to reportedly focus on his continued sobriety on July 1, 2014. NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Comedian Robin Williams attends The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Images / Theo Wargo)

(AP) -- Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

Williams was pronounced dead at his San Francisco Bay Area home Monday, according to the sheriff's office in Marin County, north of...

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