Actor Robin Williams, who died aged 63 was battling "severe depression", his publicist told The Hollywood Reporter:
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.
Robin Williams' daughter has left social media after receiving abusive messages in the wake of her father's death.
Radio station talkSPORT has apologised after presenter Alan Brazil said he lacked sympathy for actor Robin Williams, who took his own life.
He played a wide range of roles but Robin Williams captured the hearts of millions with his performances.