Robin Williams: 'World Less Full Of Laughter'
Tributes are continuing to pour in for Robin Williams after police confirmed the actor took his own life by hanging himself at home.
The Oscar-winner and comedian was discovered in a bedroom by his personal assistant who had become concerned and entered the room before midday on Monday.
A preliminary investigation said the cause of death was suicide due to asphyxia.
The 63-year-old celebrity was last seen alive by his wife Susan Schneider about 10.30pm the previous evening before she went to bed.
When she left the property ináTiburon, California, the following morning, she thought he was still asleep in another room, before his PA found him and raised the alarm.
Marin County Sheriff's Lieutenant Keith Boyd said toxicology tests will be carried out and the investigation was ongoing.
Outside his home in San Francisco fans have left tributes to the Good Will Hunting star.
And similar messages were left outside the property in Boulder, Colorado, which was used in the opening credits for Mork And Mindy - the show that saw Williams rise to fame.
People also gathered to remember Williams at a bench in Boston's Public Garden where he filmed a scene for Good Will Hunting.
Ben Affleck, a co-star and co-writer on that movie, was among the legions of friends and fans who shared tributes online.
"Robin had a ton of love & did so much for so many," Affleck tweeted. "He made Matt & my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything."
In a statement, his daughter Zelda Williams, 25, said: "The entire world is forever a little darker, less colourful and less full of laughter in his absence. We'll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again."
His first son Zak Williams, 31, said: "I will carry his heart with me every day.
"I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be. Seek to bring joy to the world as he sought."
And his 23-year-old son Cody Williams added: "There are no words strong enough to describe the love and respect I have for my father.
"The world will never be the same without him."