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.
BPD investigating a homicide on Wood St.& E. 3rd
The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened just after 8 p.m. Saturday evening.
Bernie Sanders speaks at Kern County rally
Hundreds of supporters filled the Kern County fairgrounds to hear the United States senator.
Pres. Candidate Sanders at KC Fairgrounds
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke Saturday night at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
Thousand Flags kicks off Memorial Day weekend
The Park at River Walk was decorated in red, white and blue as 1,000 American flags were set up in tribute to veterans and first responders.