Veteran actor and comedian Robin Williams has passed away aged 63. We take a look back at his life through pictures.

Promotional studio portrait of Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal, the hosts of the Comedy Relief variety benefit special, 1986

Robin Williams in Jumanji, 1995

Robin Williams in Jumanji, 1995

Billy Crystal and Robin Williams host HBO's Comic Relief VII to raise money for the homeless in 1995

Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in The Birdcage, 1996

Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria and Robin Williams in The Birdcage, 1996

Robin Williams, Christine Baranski in The Birdcage, 1996

Robin Williams in Jack, 1996

Robin Williams in Jack, 1996

Robin Williams wearing a clown nose as he places his hands in cement during his hand and footprint ceremony outside Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, 1998

Matt Damon, Robin Williams and Ben Affleck pose with their Oscars they won for Good Will Hunting at the 70th Annual Academy Awards. Damon and Affleck won Best Original Screenplay and Williams won for Best Supporting Actor in 1998

Robin Williams and Matt Damon at the Screen Actors' Guild Awards, 1998

Robin Williams and Monica Potter in Patch Adams, 1999

Robin Williams jokes around with Pete Sampras during the Celebrity Tennis Match at The Mercedes Benz Cup Celebrity Gala, 1999

Robin Williams performs Blame Canada, which was nominated for Best Original Song at the 72nd Academy Awards, 2000

Robin Williams and Billy Crystal speak on stage during the 76th Annual Academy Awards, 2004

Robin Williams holds his Cecil B. DeMille Award with presenter Pierce Brosnan during the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2005

Robin Williams gets slimed onstage at the Kid's Choice Awards, 2006

Robin Williams, Jeff Goldblum and Billy Crystal pictured in Hollywood, 2006

Robin Williams and daughter Zelda at the Annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, 2006 

Robin Williams and Jennifer Aniston pictured backstage during the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards, 2007

Robin Williams, his wife Marsha Garces, their daughter Zelda and her boyfriend pose at the premiere of License to Wed, 2007

Mike Myers, recipient of the Lucile Ball Legacy Of Laughter Award and Robin Williams pose for a portrait during the TV Land Awards, 2008

Elijah Wood and Robin Williams attend the premiere of Happy Feet Two, 2011

Robin Williams speaks on stage during the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 

Robin Williams speaks onstage during the Emmy Awards, 2013