Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams Dies At 63: He Committed Suicide "Due To Asphyxia" After Rehab Stint

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UPDATED: Academy Award winner Robin Williams whose inventive, improvisational and original comedic talent made him a star of movies and television and stand-up has died inside his Tiburon home in Northern California this morning. He was 63. Studio sources told me at 3 PM he may have taken his own life after his recent stint in rehab, and his death was confirmed this afternoon by his publicist and his wife. robin williams feltonWilliams “has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss,” his rep said. “The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” The Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division said it suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. Williams third wife, Susan Schneider, stated: “The world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. 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.”

According to the Marin County Sheriff, at approximately 11:55 AM Marin County Communications received a 911 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in Tiburon. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District, were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 PM. marincounty"The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 PM has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA." An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 PM on August 10. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

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