August 12, 2014 8:55 am
Updated: August 12, 2014 9:05 am

GALLERY: Robin Williams – a life in photos (1951-2014)

FILE - This 1982 file photo originally released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows actor Robin Williams as T.S. Garp from the film, "The World According to Garp."

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Neighbours say actor-comedian Robin Williams never acted like a celebrity and often rode his bike and talked to fellow residents.

The 63-year-old was found dead in his San Francisco Bay area home Monday. A preliminary investigation suggests the Oscar winner died of asphyxiation in an apparent suicide.

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Williams had been suffering from severe depression.

Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire co-star Sally Field said: “He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long — tirelessly.”

Here’s a glimpse at Robin Williams’ life in photos.

FILE – This 1978 file photo originally released by ABC shows actor Robin Williams on the set of ABCs “Mork and Mindy.”

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FILE – This Nov. 12, 1979 file photo shows actor-comedian Robin Williams, third from right, dressed as a cheerleader with the Broncos’ Pony Express cheerleaders during the filming of an episode of “Mork & Mindy,” in Denver.

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This 1987 file photo released by Touchstone Pictures shows actor Robin Williams in character as disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer in “Good Morning Vietnam.”

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FILE – This March 23, 1998 file photo shows Robin Williams holding his Oscar high backstage at the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles after won Best Supporting Actor for “Good Will Hunting.”

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Robin Williams appears with his daughter Zelda at the 10th Annual Hollywood Awards in California on October 23, 2006.

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r Robin Williams signs autographs as he arrives to the Warner Bros. film premiere of Happy Feet held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater November 12, 2006 in Hollywood, California.

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FILE – This Nov. 7, 2007 file photo shows comedian Robin Williams performing at the NY Comedy Festival Event “Stand Up for Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund”, in New York.

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Actor Robin Williams (L) and Carlana Stone attend the Third Annual Los Angeles Gala for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 6, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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FILE – This Nov. 9, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams, right, and his wife Susan Schneider at the premiere of “Old Dogs” in Los Angeles.

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US actor Robin Williams (C) and US celebrity Lewis Black (L) laugh in the back stage during the entertaining performance of ‘Holiday Troop Visit’ by US celebrities for Christmas at boardwalk stage of the Kandahar Air Field on December 16, 2010.


Robin Williams arrives at the Happy Feet 2 Australian Premiere at Hoyts Cinema on December 4, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

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