One of the most beloved comedians of our time died today to the shock and horror of America as Robin Williams was found dead today with authorities suspecting was due to suicide. The announcement was made public in a statement by his publicist who said he had been battling with depression for several years. Williams has admitted himself into rehab on a number of occasions, most recently last month to help him fight his battle with alcohol. He was found unconscious in his home in California at 12 a.m. His wife made a statement to the press that touched me and undoubtebly touched his millions of fans. “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” she said, “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 the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.” With every performance on screen or on stage, he made our life better and our smiles brighter. He made us laugh in Ms. Doubtfire and Jumanji and made us cry with his Oscar nominated performances in Good Will Hunting and The Dead Poets Society but always left us profoundly moved by his brilliance. I was lucky enough to see the genius live on Broadway in Bengal Tiger At The Bagdad Zoo and can say with certainly that he is a powerful actor who commands your attention. The world will miss him but will forever be changed because he lived.