Fans remember Robin Williams

US actor Robin Williams surrounded by fans and media outside the Vanity Fair Party during the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival in New York (EPA/PETER FOLEY)

Fans have taken to social media to remember the life and career of Robin Williams.

US actor and comedian Robin Williams has died in an apparent suicide.

A statement from US police said Williams, 63, had been found unconscious and not breathing inside his California home.

Fans took to social media as the news broke on Tuesday, sending #riprobinwilliams trending worldwide.

References to the Dead Poets Society, Mrs Doubtfire and Flubber were also trending on Twitter.

His wife Susan Schneider has released a statement, saying "it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions".

Source World News Australia

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