A man recognizable to many across the world has reportedly taken his own life.

According to the Huffington Post and multiple news outlets, actor Robin Williams apparently took his own life and was found dead around 12:00pm PST in his home. While an investigation is pending, reports say that he died from suicide due to asphyxia, following depression as of late.

His wife, Susan Schneider, confirmed his passing.

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. 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.

Williams was known for many starring roles, including his earlier role as Mork the alien in 'Mork and Mindy', and one of my personal favorite films, Mrs. Doubtfire. In 1997, he on the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting.

He will greatly be missed.