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Beyoncé is pregnant with twins

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Lisa Respers France, CNN: The superstar singer posted a photo with her baby bump on Instagram Wednesday, announcing the joyful news. "We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. The Carters, " she posted. Beyoncé and her superstar husband Jay Z are parents to five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. The couple married in 2008.

Patriots Defeat Dolphins 35-14, Lock Up Home Field Advantage

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The New England Patriots trounced the Miami Dolphins 35-14 on Sunday, clinching home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

Quarterback Tom Brady threw early touchdowns to tight end Martellus Bennett and newly acquired wide receiver Michael Floyd to give the Pats a 14-0 lead, and kicker Stephen Gostkowski tacked on another six points via a pair of field goals.

Miami then scored on an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Moore to wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Gostkowski missed a 52-yard field goal just before halftime.

Early in the third quarter, Moore threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Kenny Stills to draw Miami within six points. Brady countered with a 77-yard scoring pass to wideout Julian Edelman and LeGarrette Blount finished off the day's scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run.

With Sunday's victory, the Patriots improved to 8-0 in away games and 14-2 on the season, clinching postseason home-field advantage. The Dolphins were already assured of a road game next week as a wild-card team - their first playoff appearance since 2008.

New England had lost in its past three visits to Miami.


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Mariah Carey Suffers New Year's Eve Lip Sync Fail

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When Ryan Seacrest called Mariah Carey's name on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" Saturday night, the crowd went wild for her highly anticipated performance. But what fans got was a lip sync fail sure to go down in 2016 history. Donned in jewels and a nude jumpsuit, the night's headliner took the stage. Though her track "Emotions" began playing, Carey didn't start singing. Only pre-recorded background vocals could be heard. "Well, happy New Year. We can't hear," the superstar said to the audience in Times Square. "We didn't have a check for this song." Dancers continued their practiced choreography around the stage ??? and Carey never found her place in the song. There was still one more tune to perform. The classic hit "We Belong Together" came over the speakers and Carey opened her mouth, only to poorly lip sync to the studio version of the track. The five-time Grammy Award winner could even be seen holding the microphone at her side while her vocals continued playing. Still, Carey powered through her technical difficulties and remained until the end of her set. "That was," she said before pausing, "amazing." Published at 1:29 AM EST on Jan 1, 2017 http://www.nbcboston.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/Mariah-Carey-Falters-on-New-Years-Eve-Stage-409078065.html

DEBBIE REYNOLDS DEAD AT 84

Posted by MILL CITY RADIO on December 28, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Debbie Reynolds -- who rose to stardom in "Singin' in the Rain" and quickly became a staple among Hollywood royalty -- died Wednesday as a result of a stroke, TMZ has learned ... just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away ... this according to her son Todd.

Debbie was rushed to a hospital shortly after 1 PM when someone at the Beverly Hills home of her son, Todd, called 911 to report a possible stroke. We're told Debbie and Todd were making funeral plans for Carrie, who died Tuesday of cardiac arrest.

Debbie famously divorced Eddie Fisher in 1959 after his affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Debbie married 2 more times in 1960 and 1984.

She played iconic roles in "Tammy and the Bachelor" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" ... for which she earned an Oscar nomination.

Carrie's relationship with Debbie was the focus of Carrie's semi-autobiographical book, "Postcards from the Edge," which was later adapted for the big screen, starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

Debbie's survived by her son Todd, who tells us, "She's with Carrie."

She was 84.

http://www.tmz.com/2016/12/28/debbie-reynolds-dead/

Hallmark Christmas Movies!!

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Hallmark Christmas movies start next Saturday, October 29th! Find out more about Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas HERE.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC IS HERE

Posted by MILL CITY RADIO on October 13, 2014 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Lowell's Christmas Music Station returned to the airways tonight at 5:00 pm ET. We are playing all your Christmas Oldies and Holiday Favorites NOW through New Year's Day!

The Di-Namix Top 40 Countdown will air as scheduled on Saturday's at 12 noon ET and Sunday's at 7:00 pm ET.

The Weekend Mx will go on hiatus until January.

Enjoy!

Christmas Spirit

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The Christmas Spirit-O-Meter is LIVE on our facebook page! The more facebook likes we get the higher the spirit meter will go! Head on over to our facebook page and give us a like. Christmas Music will be here soon!

Christmas Music Sponsors

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We announced our Christmas Music sponsors for this years Christmas Music. Go to our Facebook page to check them out!

Christmas Music

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Christmas Music is coming soon to Mill City Radio! We are busy getting the station better than ever. Stay tuned for more information. 

NEW MUSIC MONDAY

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19 WEEKS TILL CHRISTMAS

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133 days till the big day! When should we start our Christmas music this year?

JUSTIN BIEBER PLEADS GUILTY IN DEAL IN FLORIDA

Posted by MILL CITY RADIO on August 13, 2014 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Aug 13, 3:06 PM EDT JUSTIN BIEBER PLEADS GUILTY IN DEAL IN FLORIDA BY CURT ANDERSON AP LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER AP Photo/Uncredited BUY AP PHOTO REPRINTS MIAMI (AP) -- Pop singer Justin Bieber's guilty plea to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest puts an end to a legal saga that began seven months ago inside a rented Lamborghini at what police called an illegal drag race. The judge who accepted Bieber's plea Wednesday said it's time for the 20-year-old singer to stop his misbehavior - especially for his millions of young fans. "I hope that he realizes that his actions not only lead to consequences that affect him but they lead to consequences that affect others that are looking up to him as a role model," Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield said at a hearing. "He just hopefully will get the message. He will grow up. He will use his talents positively for young persons." Bieber attorney Howard Srebnick said the judge's message will be relayed to the singer, who was not at the hearing. "We will turn this into a positive experience," Srebnick said. "We're relieved that it's over." The plea deal Bieber struck with prosecutors includes a 12-hour anger management course, a $50,000 charitable contribution already made to a local children's organization and a $500 fine. The deal allows Bieber to avoid a conviction of driving under the influence and includes no jail time. A charge of driving with an expired license was dropped when Bieber showed proof he had a valid one. Bieber was arrested early Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street race in an upscale residential neighborhood, with Bieber's Lamborghini and a Ferrari driven by R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff. Neither was charged with drag racing, and there was little evidence they were exceeding posted speed limits, although police said Bieber's security vehicles had blocked off one end of the road. Still, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Miami Beach officers were right to stop the pair. "The ultimate purpose of the Miami Beach Police Department's initial traffic stop was to end some rash juvenile type conduct before a tragedy occurred," she said. Alcohol breath tests found Bieber's level below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers, but urine tests showed the presence of marijuana and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his system. Bieber also was charged with resisting arrest after a profanity-laced tirade against police officers. The urine test became a battle between Bieber's lawyers and media companies - including The Associated Press - seeking access to video of the test. The lawyers said it was an invasion of privacy. Ultimately, Altfield ordered the video released with sensitive portions blacked out. Other police video depicted Bieber walking unsteadily during a sobriety test. In July, Bieber resolved another criminal case by pleading no contest to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's house in Los Angeles. In that case, Bieber agreed to pay more than $80,000 in damages and meet a number of other conditions. Bieber also is charged in Toronto with assaulting a limousine driver in late December. His lawyers have said he is not guilty in that case. Back in Miami, Bieber is being sued by a photographer who says he was roughed up while snapping pictures of the singer outside a recording studio. The Canadian-born Bieber shot to stardom at age 15, with his career overseen by two music industry heavyweights, singer Usher and manager Scooter Braun, after initially gaining notice through YouTube videos. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his 2010 full-length album debut "My World 2.0."

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS... NORTH CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN NORTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS... EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 454 PM EDT... DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN APPROACHING THE WARNED AREA. THE BAND OF HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THROUGH THE MANCHESTER TO NASHUA CORRIDOR IN NH... SOUTHWARD THROUGH MIDDLESEX COUNTY MA... BETWEEN 5 AND 7 PM. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR DURING THIS TIMEFRAME. AS A RESULT... THERE IS A THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING. THE MAIN THREAT IS FOR RAPID URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE INUNDATION... THOUGH SOME SMALL STREAMS MAY APPROACH BANKFULL LEVELS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... MANCHESTER... LOWELL... NASHUA... METHUEN... BILLERICA... CHELMSFORD... LEXINGTON... DRACUT... TEWKSBURY... MERRIMACK... HUDSON... WESTFORD... ACTON... CONCORD... SUDBURY... GOFFSTOWN... MILFORD... CLINTON... BEDFORD... PELHAM... PEPPERELL... TYNGSBOROUGH... AMHERST... GROTON... MAYNARD... LUNENBURG... TOWNSEND... LITTLETON... WEARE AND LITCHFIELD.


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The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' raises millions for ALS

Posted by MILL CITY RADIO on August 12, 2014 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

By Nicole Goodkind

If you’ve logged onto Facebook or Instagram in the past few days you’ve most likely seen videos of your friends and celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads, perhaps you’ve even been tagged in one.

 

The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ is a campaign that aims to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gherig’s Disease. The challenge involves someone pouring a bucket of ice water over his or her head and then asking certain friends to do the same within 24 hours or to donate money to ALS.

 

The challenge has caught the attention of celebrities and politicians ranging from Justin Timberlake to President Barack Obama (who decided to stay dry and donate instead).

 

Still, some have been critical of the campaign saying it’s more of an exercise in vanity than charity. This isn’t so says Bill Thoet, Chairman of the ALS Association’s Board of Trustees.

 

From July 29 to August 12, the national office of the ALS Association has received $2.3 million in donations, compared to $25,000 in donations over the same period last year. When looking at donations association-wide (including both national and chapter revenue), the ALS Association made $4 million over this two-week period compared to $1.1 million last year.

 

“I think there are two benefits here: one is awareness, which is really important for a rare disease like this," says Thoet. But the campaign has had the added benefit of boosting fundraising as well. ["This level of in donations] is very unusual for us.”

 

We’ve seen “viral” charity campaigns in the past: wearing pink to support breast cancer research and awareness, the Livestrong yellow wristband and “Movember” where men grow moustaches in November to support prostate cancer research, but this might be the first campaign to originate online without help from a charity itself.

 

“We live in a social network world,” says Thoet. “We also live in a world where people do get very excited about causes when their friends are involved with them—I think that this is a great trend for the future.”

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood's Icon of Cool, Dies at 89

Posted by MILL CITY RADIO on August 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

By Mike Barnes and Duane Byrge

 

Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 89.

 

Bacall died Tuesday morning of a stroke in her longtime home in the Dakota, the famous Upper West Side building that overlooks Central Park in Manhattan.

 

Bogart and Bacall were one of the most popular Hollywood couples, onscreen and off, and their 11-year marriage was the stuff of romantic lore. In 1981, their love provided the lyrics for Bertie Higgins’ 1981 pop hit “Key Largo” — “We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall.”

 

They met just before they filmed her first movie, To Have and Have Not (1944), directed by Howard Hawks, her mentor. Although only 19, Bacall and her smoldering cool was the perfect match for the 44-year-old Bogart and his tough guy-persona.

 

Her best-remembered films, many of them considered classics, were with Bogart: To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948).

 

After Bogart died at age 57 of esophageal cancer in January 1957, Bacall had a romance with Frank Sinatra. Days after she accepted his marriage proposal in 1958, The Los Angeles Herald reported on the impending nuptial on page 1 and Sinatra broke things off, refusing to speak to her for two decades.

 

She then was married to Oscar-winning actor Jason Robards from 1961 until their divorce in 1969. Their son, actor Sam Robards, survives them.

 

Bacall received her only Oscar nomination for her supporting role as Barbra Streisand’s mother in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996). She was the recipient of an honorary Academy Award in 2010 “in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures,” but that moment did not lead to pleasant memories — she said she always regretted failing to mention her children Sam, Stephen and Leslie in her acceptance speech.

 

Bacall also enjoyed a splendid stage career. She captured two Tony Awards for best actress in a musical: in 1970 for Applause, the adaptation of All About Eve, in which she played Margo Channing, the role created by her idol Bette Davis; and in 1981 for Woman of the Year in a part originated by Katharine Hepburn, a good friend whom she once called “the female counterpart to Bogie.”

 

Bacall also received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Career Achievement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1992.

 

Bacall penned two memoirs, By Myself (1978), which won a National Book Award in 1980, and Now (1994), in which she mused about getting older and living alone.

 

She admitted that being a “legend” and “special lady of film” unnerved her because “in my slightly paranoiac head, legends and special ladies don’t work, it’s over for them; they just go around being legends and special ladies.”

 

She was born Betty Jean Perske in the Bronx on Sept. 16, 1924, the only child of Jewish immigrants. Her father left the family when she was 6, and her mother struggled to make ends meet. She attracted attention as a teenage model while studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

 

Crowned Miss Greenwich Village in 1942, Bacall made her stage debut in George S. Kaufman’s Franklin Street in Washington, then appeared in March 1943 on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.

 

That cover photo was noticed by Hawks’ wife Nancy, who showed it to the celebrated director, and he called Bacall for a screen test. Based on the test, Hawks told her she would star in something with either Bogart or Cary Grant.

 

“I thought Cary Grant, great. Humphrey Bogart‚ yuck,” she later said. Nonetheless, Hawks had her meet with Bogart and could not help but notice their immediate chemistry, casting her as the femme fatale Marie in To Have and Have Not, an adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel. (Bogart’s character, Steve, nicknamed her “Slim,” which Hawks also called his wife.)

 

In By Myself, she described meeting Bogart for the first time, on the set of Passage to Marseille (1944).

 

“Howard told me to stay put, he’d be right back — which he was, with Bogart,” she wrote. “He introduced us. There was no clap of thunder, no lightning bolt, just a simple how do you do. Bogart was slighter than I imagined‚ 5-foot-10 and a half, wearing his costume of no-shape trousers, cotton shirt and scarf around his neck. Nothing of import was said‚ we didn’t stay long‚ but he seemed a friendly man.”

 

But soon, Bacall and Bogart — who at the time was married to his third wife, actress Mayo Methot — began an affair during the filming of To Have and Have Not.

 

One particular scene in the film stands out: As Bacall stood fetchingly just inside Bogart’s hotel room door, readying to leave, she noticed his tongue-tied interest in her: “You don’t have to say anything, Steve, just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve?” … You just put your lips together and blow.” She closed the door, leaving Bogart’s character awestruck.

 

The two married in 1945 on a farm in Lucas, Ohio, owned by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Louis Bromfield, a friend of Bogart’s, and regularly hosted parties at their Holmby Hills mansion.

 

“I fairly often have thought how lucky I was,” she told Vanity Fair in a 2011 interview. “I knew everybody because I was married to Bogie, and that 25-year difference was the most fantastic thing for me to have in my life.”

 

Bacall later admitted her so-called cool was just a way of concealing her jangled, first-movie insecurity. “I used to tremble from nerves so badly that the only way I could hold my head steady was to lower my chin practically to my chest and look up at Bogie,” she said.

 

That was the beginning of what admirers called “The Look.”

 

Her legendary low, sexy voice, however, hampered a scene in To Have and Have Not, where she was supposed to sing. It has always been a point of speculation whether it was Andy Williams, then a teenager, who dubbed in the signing voice for Bacall’s rendition of Hoagy Carmichael’s “How Little We Know.”

 

Her distinctive throaty voice did make her a natural for commercials, and later in her career, Bacall voiced numerous spots, including plugs for PBS.

 

Following To Have and Have Not, her next film was opposite Charles Boyer in Graham Greene’s Confidential Agent (1945) in which she played an English girl. Bacall considered the experience horrible. “It was the worst movie, a nightmare, and I was terrible in it,” she said. “And as quickly as I had been placed on a pedestal, I fell off.”

 

But she was cast opposite Bogart again in Hawks’ classic The Big Sleep, a steamy adaptation of a Raymond Chandler novel in which Bogart plays the classic private eye Philip Marlowe while Bacall sizzled as the lithesome daughter of Bogart’s rich, sinister employer.

 

Bacall followed with two more starring roles opposite Bogart, Dark Passage and Key Largo, John Huston's classic noir film.

 

She followed in 1950 in a film without Bogart titled Bright Leaf and did her first comedy, How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), starring with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. Perhaps her most memorable film from the 1950s was Douglas Sirk’s melodrama Written on the Wind (1956) with Rock Hudson. The following year, Bogart died of cancer, leaving her with their children Stephen and Leslie. Bacall was 32 at the time.

 

Following Bogart’s death, Bacall dated Sinatra and was set to marry him, but he broke things off. “Frank did me a great favor. He saved me from the complete disaster our marriage would have been,” she told People magazine in 1979. “But the truth is that he behaved like a complete shit.”

 

She starred in Designing Women (1957) opposite Peck and in The Gift of Love (1958) with Robert Stack. She moved back to New York and appeared in a number of Broadway plays, then married Robards in 1961.

 

She summed up that relationship in the People interview:

 

“When I invited a few friends over to celebrate [Robards’] 40th birthday, Jason showed up at 2 a.m., loaded. I grabbed a bottle of vodka, smashed it into the cake and yelled, ‘Here’s your goddamn cake!’ The marriage ended when I came across a letter written to him by his girlfriend.”

 

Bacall did not make another film until Shock Treatment (1964), a murder mystery set in a mental institution. She followed up with a light comedy, Sex and the Single Girl (1964), which also starred Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood.

 

Bacall had a supporting role in the noir private eye thriller Harper (1966) with Paul Newman, played in the star-studded ensemble Murder on the Orient Express (1974), based on the Agatha Christie play, and co-starred with John Wayne in his final film, The Shootist (1976).

 

In 1981, she starred in The Fan, a riveting story about an actress being stalked by an obsessed fan (Michael Biehn), but spent the major part of the decade back on Broadway, winning the Tony in 1981 for Woman of the Year. She also starred on Broadway in Cactus Flower and Goodbye Charlie while venturing to London and Australia for Sweet Bird of Youth.

 

Film historians ascribe her relative lack of movie credits during this period as one of the unfortunate results of the demise of the studio system, an enterprise that for all its faults turned out strong female stars. Admitting that scripts were not “exactly piling up at my door,” she nevertheless returned to the screen with Mr. North (1988) and then Rob Reiner’s Misery (1990), the Stephen King adaptation starring Kathy Bates.

 

Later, she performed in several made-for-TV movies, in Robert Altman’s farce Pret-a-Porter (1994) and with Jack Lemmon and James Garner in the comedy romp My Fellow Americans (1996).

 

Altman talked about her longevity in a 1997 interview. “She never got locked in any time warp,” he said. “Think about how many social and attitudinal changes that have occurred, and yet Bacall as always remained unique.”

 

Most recently, Bacall appeared in the French film Le Jour et la Nuit (1997); in Diamonds with Kirk Douglas and in Presence of Mind with Harvey Keitel, both released in 1999; in the TV miniseries Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (1998) as the billionaire tobacco heiress; in Dogville (2003) with Nicole Kidman; and in The Forger (2012).

 

In a 2006 episode of The Sopranos, Bacall played herself getting accosted by a mugger who tried to swipe her swag bag as she left an awards show.

 

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Sheriff Reveals New Details of Robin Williams Suicide

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By Suzy Byrne

Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt after his wife had gone to sleep Sunday night.

 

Those are among the graphic new details to emerge about the death of the 63-year-old entertainer at a press conference Tuesday.

 

Speaking from prepared notes, Marin Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said that Williams's wife, Susan Schneider, went to bed at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Williams later retired in a different bedroom of their home in Tiburon, California, a small town in the San Francisco Bay area.

 

In the morning, Schneider left the home, thinking Williams was still sleeping. His assistant later came to the house and, concerned about the actor, went into the bedroom and discovered his lifeless body at about 11:45 a.m.

 

Williams died as a result of death by asphyxia, said Boyd. The actor was partially clothed and suspended from a belt that was wedged between a closet door and the door frame. The assistant told officials he was cold to the touch and rigor mortis had begun to set in. The iconic comedian was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. Monday.

 

Williams's wrist also had several acute superficials wounds thought to be from a pocket knife that was found nearby. His body was transported to Napa County Sheriff's Morgue for the autopsy, which took place Tuesday morning.

  

Boyd would not confirm whether a note was left behind nor would he reveal whether it was Williams's first suicide attempt. He did state that Williams was being treated for depression. And authorities had not been called to the home for previous incidents.

 

News of the beloved actor's suicide spread quickly Monday afternoon, but the details were sketchy. Officials said the actor was last seen alive at about 10 p.m. on Sunday. An emergency call from his home was placed just before noon on Monday. He was discovered unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene from what the sheriff's department described as apparent suicide due to asphyxia. The Napa County Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy Tuesday morning but an official cause of death isn't expected for several weeks pending the results of toxicology tests.

 

His third wife, Schneider, whom he married in 2011, issued the following statement Monday: "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, 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."

 

His daughter Zelda, 25, posted an emotional tribute on Twitter, declaring, "I love you. I miss you."

 

Williams, who has been candid about his struggles with alcohol and cocaine, went to rehab in June — just after his TV series The Crazy Ones was canceled. At the time his rep said, "He has been working hard and now has a break in his schedule, so wants to come back and be the best that he can be. This is his version of a retreat." His addictions were linked to the depression he suffered for much of his life. In an 2010 interview with the U.K.'s Guardian, he said that while working on the film Insomnia in Alaska in 2003, he felt "alone and afraid" and that led to him drinking as a way to cope and hurting his relationship with his family. "I was shameful, did stuff that caused disgust — that's hard to recover from," he said.

 

He spoke more in depth about his depression during a 2006 interview with NPR, saying that while he hadn't been diagnosed with clinical depression or bipolar disorder, "I get bummed, like I think a lot of us do at certain times. You look at the world and go, 'Whoa.' Other moments you look and go, 'Oh, things are OK.'"

 

Tributes have been popping up for the actor, from his contemporaries offering their condolences to fans flocking to places he was associated with to remember him. Makeshift memorials were set up outside the Mork & Mindy house in Boulder, Colorado, on the stairs of the Mrs. Doubtfire house in San Francisco, and on a bench in Boston Public Garden where he filmed a pivotal scene from Good Will Hunting.

Not all the attention has been positive. Fox News's Shepard Smith was in backtrack mode Tuesday, hours after referring to Williams as "a coward" for taking his life. Speaking to Mediate, Smith said, "To the core of my being, I regret it. It just came out of my mouth. And I'm so sorry. And to anyone and their families who see that, I am sorry."

 

Smith was not alone in facing outrage from fans. Former Diff'rent Strokes star Todd Bridges removed a Twitter post that called Williams's suicide "a very selfish act" and replaced it with a series of mea culpas. "I apologize for my negative comment, and I ask forgiveness for any pain that I have caused anyone," tweeted Bridges, explaining he was still reeling from a friend's suicide.

 

Earlier Tuesday ABC News issued for coverage many deemed intrusive. The network showed aerial views of William's gated home, where he killed himself, and touted the footage with a special red banner at the top of its homepage: "Watch Live: Aerial Views of Robin Williams' Home." The social media backlash was instantaneous from fans who deemed it an invasion of his family's privacy in light of his wife's public plea.

 

"When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately," ABC News said in a statement. "Our intention was not to be insensitive to his family, friends and fans, and for that we apologize."


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