Veteran actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, was found dead in his California home by the Marin County Police, shortly after they responded to an emergency call around noon, local time, CNN reported.
He is said to have taken his own life and according to his media representative Mara Buxbaum, is said to have "been battling severe depression of late".
David Itzkoff of the New York Times released a statement from Williams' wife Susan Schneider on Tuesday morning.
Robin Williams died this morning, his publicist confirms. Statement from his wife Susan Schneider: pic.twitter.com/YS0WbTd3oO
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 11, 2014
While the world mourned his loss by sharing and retweeting his best performances, there were a few who actively celebrated the untimely death.
"#RobinWilliams hanged himself? SubhanAllah what blessing Islam is. Verily, Allah guards us from depression. Hell, what an evil destination." Posted Abdullah, aka Mujahid4life.
In reply to Adbullah's next tweet wishing Williams would burn in hell, Yusuf Nidal Rahman posted, "@mujahid4life how can any kafir rest it peace, hope this one burns in the hottest lake of fire."
"@Alansarialjanab he committed suicide, cross dressed for a living and defames our religion may Allah give him what he deserves in the akhira" posted Abu Hamzah AlNabilsi.
Since his death, a video of Williams performing the routine has garnered much attention, with fans and haters retweeting and sharing it much fervour. This incessant circulation of the video has led more and more Jihadis to write vindictive comments against Williams.
"And now your dead with all the fame and riches... Suicide. Let see what you find with your lord.
In islam the person who commits suicide will have that scenario looped until the day of judgement and he is for hell," Mohammed Al Farsi commented on the video.
"Rot in your useless regret when the angel of death snatched your soul and when you saw that the promise of Allah is true. Have happy time meeting munkar and nakeer. Who is laughing now?" posted Midrashim Madeeq
This hate comes in retalliation to the jokes Williams' made on Jihad during "Live on Broadway", his fourth HBO stand-up special in 2002. A few excerpts from the routine goes:
"One of the fundamental things is in a Jihad.... And if you are in a Jihad and you kill an infidel which, I'm sad to say, is all of us and you yourself die... you go to heaven and you are greeted by dark-haired virgins. Now everyone who's ever been with one virgin is going... "I don't know...""
"Recently, there was a article in the New York Times, a Koran scholar said: "The actual translation is not dark-haired virgins, but crystal clear raisins." Slight difference in interpretation, really. It's like instead of "Thy shall not kill" is "Thy shall not wear a kilt"."
"Imagine some guy blows himself up, goes to the gates of Heaven: - Where are my bitches? - Here are your raisins. Or Virgils going: "You got a pretty face!""
"Osama Bin Laden goes to the gates of Heaven, there's George Washington going: "How dare you defy that what we created" and gets violent on his ass. other members of the Congress start kicking the shit outta him. Ossama: "Where are the virgins?" " Virginians, you asshole!""