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 reference to it himself in his comedy routines.
Tonight, ABC 20/20 will air a retrospective on Williams, exploring who the man was and how and why he may have taken his life.
ABC's 20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams airs at 10 p.m. on 23ABC.
Porterville homicide victim identified
On July 22 Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies found a victim with a gunshot wound deceased in their car on Highway 190 in Porterville.
Carjacking attempted in East Bakersfield
On July 23, 2016, at about 10:00 a.m. a carjacking occurred at Mill Creek Park.
Fire breaks out in Taft early Tuesday morning
Just before 7:30 AM, a Kern County firefighter reporting for duty in Taft saw a column of black smoke in the 100 block of Olive Ave.