Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

FILE AUGUST 11: According to reports August 11,

FILE AUGUST 11: According to reports August 11, 2014 actor Robin Williams has died of a suspected suicide in Tiburon, California. He was 63. NEW YORK - APRIL 27: (US TABLOIDS OUT) Actor Robin Williams appears onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on April 27, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images) (August 12, 2014 12:25 PM)

(AP) -- He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had suffered for years from periodic bouts of substance abuse and depression -- he made...

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