Robin Williams Died in Apparent Suicide by Hanging

Authorities say the actor was discovered in his home with a belt around his neck.
4:18 | 08/12/14

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On August 11 2014. At approximately 11:55. AM -- -- county communications. -- denial one telephone call reporting that a male adult has been located unconscious. And not breathing inside his residence located -- ninety by saint Thomas way beyond incorporated Tiburon California. The caller was distraught and and indicated that that's -- and that was an apparent suicide due to a hanging had taken place and rigor mortis had set in. The sheriff's office. As well as representatives of the Tiburon fire department has -- -- fire protection district. Were dispatched to the incidents with the emergency personnel arriving on -- -- yeah. The male subject. He was pronounced deceased by firefighters from the Tiburon fire department -- 1202 PM. Has been identified as Robin Warren Williams 63 year old resident of -- incorporated differ on California. Preliminary information developed during the investigation. Mike Warner division personnel. Has revealed mr. Williams had been seeking treatment for depression. Mr. Williams was last seen alive by his wife at approximately 10:30 PM on August 10 2014. When she retired for the evening in a room in the home. It is unknown at this time. When mr. Williams retired for the evening in a bedroom it is all. At approximately. 1038 out. On August 11 2014. Mr. williams' wife left the home believing mr. Williams is still -- -- Mr. Williams personal assistant became concerned at approximately 11:45 AM when he failed to respond. To knocks on his bedroom door. At that time of personal assistant was able to gain access to -- his bedroom. And entered the veterans find mr. Williams. -- -- -- Unresponsive. With the belts securely around his neck with the other into the gulf wedged between the -- the clothes closet door and the door frame. His right shoulder area was touching the door with a body perpendicular to the door and slightly suspended. Mr. Williams at that time was -- to the touch with the reward as president his body. And Livermore is positioned appropriately for the position he was located in. The inside of mr. Williams left wrist had several acute superficial -- cuts. Pocket knife with a close labels located in close proximity to mr. Williams. The pocket knife was examined -- a dry red material was located on the left. Tuesday -- The -- -- consistent the dried blood. It is unknown at this time of the drive written material isn't back -- War if it is mister Williams -- its scientific testing will be conducted to evaluate its investigative value. Mr. Williams was transported from the scene just after county sheriff's office more. -- -- corner division -- a forensic examination. Which was conducted this morning prior to this press conference. The forensic examination. Conducted by doctor Joseph Cohen who -- the sheriff's office for Martin county's chief forensic pathologist. Did not reveal any injuries indicating mr. Williams has been a struggle for -- altercation prior to him being located disease. The preliminary against a preliminary results of the forensic examination. -- supporting physical science minister William's life and it from the sixtieth did you hanging. Toxicology testing will be conducted to determine if mr. Williams had any chemical substances. In his system at the time of the death. Toxicology results will be available. We'll see if you will not be available for approximately three to six weeks while the testing is being performed. Please note that this is an active investigation into the cause and circumstances he was -- -- down. World headquarters -- is not completed this month. The final cause and manner of death will not be certified until the conclusion of the investigation which is several weeks away.

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