Robin Williams' Heartbroken Wife
CALIFORNIA, August 12-- Robin Williams' wife has been left "utterly heartbroken" by his death.
The 62-year-old comic was found dead in an apparent suicide at his home and graphic designer Susan Schneider - who he married three years ago - has paid an emotional tribute to her "best friend".
She told the New York Times newspaper: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one if its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.
"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 that the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
Meanwhile, the last social media posting made by the 'Hook' star - who had long battled depression and checked into rehab last month as part of a sobriety maintenance programme - was a touching tribute to his daughter Zelda on her 25th birthday on July 31.
Sharing a sweet picture of his offspring as a child in his arms, he wrote: "#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! (sic)"
Robin was married three times and had three children, Zac, 31, with first wife Valerie Velardi and Zelda and son Cody, 22, with his second wife Marsha Garces.