Police suspect Robin Williams’ death to be suicide
Police suspect legendary comedian & actor Robin Williams' death to be a suicide, but ongoing comprehensive probe must be completed before a final determination is made.
Robin Williams, 63, was found dead in his home in California on Monday morning, the Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed. The coroner division of the Sheriff's office said it suspected the death to be suicide by asphyxia.
The Sheriff's Office Coroner Division said in a statement, "At this time, the Sheriff's Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made."
Following a forensic examination on Tuesday, August 12, a toxicology testing would be conducted to help police reach a concrete conclusion.
William's wife, Susan Schneider, said she had last seen her husband alive on Sunday evening. She added that she lost her husband and best friend, while the world lost a beloved artist and handsome human being.
The legendary actor's media representative Mara Buxbaum revealed that he had been suffering from severe depression.
Born in Chicago on July 21, 1951, Williams started his career with stand up acts at nightclubs. In 1974, he was cast as Mork, an alien visitor to Earth, in TV show "Happy Days." He proved his dramatic acting skills in a 1997 film "Good Will Hunting" that earned him Oscar for best supporting actor.
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