This is such a heartbreaking story of what depression can do to a person.
Susan Schneider: ""It is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave millions."
Robin Williams wife Susan Schneider has paid loving tribute to her ''husband and my best friend" - as her superstar partner was found dead in an apparent suicide.
She said: “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.
“On behalf of the Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.
While the actor's very last Instagram post was a picture with Zelda. He posted this touching message to his daughter alongside a black and white photo of the pair of them together.
"#tbt and Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!"
Williams was found dead in at his home after apparently committing suicide. The star was 63.
An investigation into the cause and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office, officials said.
Police said that Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife Susan Schneider, at approximately 10:00 pm on Sunday.
Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.
His publicist confirmed the news saying: “Robin Williams passed away this morning.
“He has been battling severe depression of late reports US Weekly.
“This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy.