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Celebrated comedian Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.

San Francisco's KRON4 first reported the story, which was confirmed by the Marin County Sheriff's Office and Williams' press representative.

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In a statement released to Entertainment Tonight, the rep said, "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

According to the Marin County Sheriff's office, they had received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 11:55am on Monday, August 11.

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Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02pm. Multiple reports have suggested that Williams' death may have been a suicide.

"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," said Williams' wife Susan Schneider.

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"On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. 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."

ET will follow the story as it develops.