PHOTOS: Robin Williams through the years

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
A photo of Williams doing his comedy routine from 1977.
Williams after winning a People's Choice Award for his role in "Mork and Mindy" in March 1979.
Actor Robin Williams on the set of ABCs Mork and Mindy, April, 1978.
Williams shortly before starring in "The World According to Garp" in 1982.
Actor Robin Williams in character as T.S. Garp, New England wrestler turned writer whose off-beat adventures unfold (1982).
Robin Williams alongside Paul Simon during a 1986 taping of "Saturday Night Live."
Williams joking around with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show."
Williams speaking with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 1995.
Williams getting his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 1998.
Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal on stage at the Comic Relief 8 event in 1998.
Williams performing at the 68th Academy Awards in 1995.
Williams after winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" in 1998.
Williams putting a smile on "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve's face in 1998.
Williams at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
Williams with Lance Armstong in 2002.
Williams entertaining the troops in Iraq in 2003.
Williams during a taping of "Ellen" in 2004.
Williams making a trademark goofy face in 2007.
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A photo of Williams doing his comedy routine from 1977.
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Oscar winning actor Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed. Dubbed "the funniest man alive", Williams brought audiences hours of laughter, putting his spin in film and television. He won a best supporting actor Oscar for his performance as Sean Maguire, the therapist in "Good Will Hunting" (1997) and receiving nominations for "The Fisher King" (1991), "Dead Poets Society" (1989) and "Good Morning Vietnam" (1987). Robin Williams was born in Chicago in 1951.

Check out the gallery above to see Robin Williams' life and career throughout the years.

If you are or know somebody who is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.