Robin Williams Confirmed Dead From Suicide By Hanging

Tue, August 12, 2014 2:30pm EDT by 23 Comments 66,860 Article Views

Robin Williams was found dead in his bedroom in his Tiburon, Calif. home on August 11, hanging with a belt around his neck. Robin also had cuts on his wrist, and a pocket knife was found near his body. Sadly, this confirms that Robin died by his own hand.

The 63-year-old “killed himself,” police say, and are conducting an ongoing investigation of Robin Williams‘ death, as suicide by asphyxiation. Robin’s rep says that the actor had been battling severe depressing at his time of death. Update: Robin’s body was found by his personal assistant on Monday morning, while his wife, Susan Schneider, was out of their home, running errands.

Robin Williams Confirmed Dead From Suicide By Hanging

Robin Williams was found dead on the morning of August 11, and shocking details from the police reveal Robin’s death was said a suicide attempt by hanging, according to the Marin County Fire scanner audio, obtained by CBS News.

Robin, who was last seen at his Tiburon, Calif. home where he died on Sunday, August 10 at 10:00 p.m., was found Monday, August 11 at 11:55 a.m. The 911 call reported a “male adult unconscious and not breathing.” Emergency personnel arrived just five minutes after the call at noon, and Robin was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m.

Robin was found by his personal assistant inside the main home, not his garage, and TMZ reports, it appears that he did not leave a suicide note. His assistant knocked on the door and window, and became concerned when there was no answer because Robin was supposed to be home, while his wife was running errands. The assistant then went inside and found the body.

During an August 12 press conference at 11:00 a.m. in Calif., detailing the preliminary investigation, police said that Robin’s wife, Susan, assumed he was still sleeping when she woke up on the morning of his death.

Police confirmed that Robin’s body was found cold to the touch, clothed, in a seated position. He had a belt around his neck, and superficial wounds were found on the inside of his left wrist. A pocket knife with a red substance, which has not been confirmed as blood, was found near his body. The primary cause of death is asphyxiation.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Robin Was Battling Severe Depression At Time Of Death

“Robin Williams passed away this morning,” his rep said in a statement. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division also released a statement to HollywoodLife.com, confirming Robin’s death: “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…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. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.”

Our thoughts remain with Robin’s family and loved ones.

– Elizabeth Wagmeister

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mano

Posted at 6:58 AM on August 27, 2014  

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Tammi

Posted at 10:46 PM on August 22, 2014  

The very first time I heard the police reports regarding Robin Williams death, the first thing that crossed my mind was AutoErotic Asphyxiation. The way he was seated? No one hangs themselves in a seated position, unless……….. This was the very first thing that crossed my mind, and I hadn’t even seen World’s Greatest Dad yet! I just can’t believe everyone has been so mum about it. He’s not the first star to die this way, and I’m sure he won’t be the last.

Does this make him any less of a man? Absolutely Not. I don’t understand why this has such a stigma. He’s human. He’s a man. He has needs.

RIP Robin Williams. You will always be missed.

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georgevreelandhill2010

Posted at 4:46 PM on August 20, 2014  

It’s a shame.
I hope more is done about mental illness after this.

George Vreeland Hill

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David

Posted at 4:40 AM on August 18, 2014  

Robin Williams: – Immortal. Thankyou for bringing joy to us all. If only we all gave a dollar when you seeked work. If only some big feature film had come along. I feel strange having feelings for someone I feel I know through watching them through films and television. For what it’s worth, I cried too. If I had the money I would’ve got that property you were trying to sell. Blessed be, you had many friends you never met. I pray that your spiritual weath is great for the love we are all now showing you. I played at someone elses funeral this week. Thankyou for your inspiration.

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Bill

Posted at 10:14 AM on August 17, 2014  

I can’t believe no one has suggested this yet. Men seldom commit suicide by hanging. They usually choose more messy means. It is near impossible to voluntarily strangle oneself with a belt. Suicides leave note 99% of the time. Williams most likely died the same way as David Carradine, auto-erotic asphyxiation.

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Tracy Terry

Posted at 3:47 AM on August 13, 2014  

“Make your life spectacular!!” and that’s exactly what you did Robin Williams! Thank you for sharing it with us! I pray you are at peace now!

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erika

Posted at 1:05 AM on August 13, 2014  

I really feel bad for what happen his really my favorite actor n I love him I really cried for him am so sorry I love u Robin Williams :( :(

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Justin Burnell

Posted at 11:32 PM on August 12, 2014  

Reblogged this on THB Files and commented:
Death doesn’t stop but death is invitable. RIP Robin Williams.

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tjack

Posted at 9:22 PM on August 12, 2014  

Very sad to hear that such a talented person would think they didnt have anything to live for… RIP thoughts and prayers to his family.

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mari suarez (@mariajosebucari)

Posted at 9:12 PM on August 12, 2014  

lo siento mucho… para todos sus familia y amigos … siempre viviras en tus grandes filmes DIOS TE A LLAMADO

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Mickael

Posted at 7:51 PM on August 12, 2014  

reat actor died this morning only to face the sadness that consumed him, this man child that made us laugh or cry tears at heart, this fart Pan good humor left alone in distress
 And in the wonderful world of Hollywood no friends, no actors helped him fight against the depression which led to commit the irreparable, the stars shine for her, sad society.
Mr Mickael Bastard 

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it's bad that depression can do that to someone

Posted at 7:27 PM on August 12, 2014  

It’s bad that depression can do that I know I tired it a few years ago and it hurt a lot of my loved one’s it is a bad thing to have to go trough

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Jordan

Posted at 2:42 PM on August 12, 2014  

You must be new to the internet.
You should be spending time getting a life. Not insulting others who are mourning a death of a very talented man.

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kk

Posted at 2:39 PM on August 12, 2014  

“Sucide is a permanent solution to temporary problems” RIP Robin Williams, you wer one of my favourite actors, I grew up watching your films. :'( x

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Rhonda Edmons

Posted at 2:36 PM on August 12, 2014  

So sad about losing such a great person and unique actor. And shocking to learn of major depression disorder he had & no treatment or intervention done to help him:( Death by hanging very hard to hear, he has really shocked us all over this universe. Very hard to accept this sad news. I pray for his family, close friends, and hollywood during a long grieving process

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Andrew kharel

Posted at 1:59 PM on August 12, 2014  

to the news of death of Robin Williams, heart brakes of everyone who loves him..it is a great lost of hollywood industry

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Jessie

Posted at 1:19 PM on August 12, 2014  

R.I.P. Robin Williams, U WILL Be Missed Alots, :(!

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cool

Posted at 1:05 PM on August 12, 2014  

Very Sad!

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Luke Thomas

Posted at 12:59 PM on August 12, 2014  

Died by asphyxia – reminds me of David Carradine who ALSO died of asphyxia. I wonder why they omit the details how he managed to choke himself to death.

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Jordan

Posted at 2:44 PM on August 12, 2014  

If you actually bothered to read the article, (Or even the title for that matter) It says he hanged himself. To be more specific, with his belt.

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Tom

Posted at 10:52 PM on August 12, 2014  

David Carradine was probably murdered…he was into kinky games and something went wrong.

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LBL.

Posted at 10:49 AM on August 12, 2014  

heartbreaking

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