American actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday 11th August at his home in Northern California. According to authorities the death was an apparent suicide.
Williams, who was 63 at the time of his death, starred in a vast variety of films which aired on multiple stations across the continent. These films included: Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Patch Adams, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, and many others.
Williams’s wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: “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.”
According to local authorities in Northern California, Williams’ alleged suicide appeared to be death by asphyxia.
When receiving the news of his death, many Africans took to Social Media to express their thoughts, feelings, and condolences.
— Jake Short (@shojra) August 12, 2014
— Cloudafriq (@Cloudafriq) August 12, 2014
— michel swagg (@TeamWeezy_Ghana) August 12, 2014
— Wannabe photographer (@ClaresFP) August 12, 2014
— jaz (@goddessjaz) August 12, 2014
I remember, mama would bring VHS tapes of #RobinWilliams to Africa from the US.For a second we forgot it all and embraced his humor and joy.
— Zanele (@ZaneleMe) August 12, 2014
To think people like bieber live happily while people in Africa and extremely nice people like robin Williams commit suicide says a lot
— Nathan Wareham (@WarehamNathan) August 11, 2014
“No matter what people tell you, words & ideas can change the world!” – Robin Williams. Aftrnoon Africa! #RIPRobinWilliams
— #MozoRep#missZamRep (@Eddoprettycb) August 12, 2014